Poem of leaving

in #poetry11 months ago

You are walking away with your
regrets, tears refracting on eyelids,
fractals of selves, shelves full with
your extras waiting to be used,
cleaned & reused, no price tag.

I toss no molotov on the tarmac,
my hands tied, my lips pressed to
your nape on the picture frame,
cold glass.

I smoked grass, you never hold on
to that.

I feel smoke curl, heaven is on fire
& gods fall.

Where are you going, I love you,
touch me, unhand me, there's
silence in my church of roses,
clouds swollen with bodies falling.

Who catches them like flu, like
a virus, spill prayer beads
through numb fingers.

I warned you but you are gone
& I am full with poems of leaving,
of refilling silence with words,
words without shadows.

You are revolving, returning
fractals on a tear drop, I stretch
fingers & catch the world between
two kissing fingers, peace.

You disappear & I, chasing my
umbilical, I find a cocoon & taste
birth in my butterfly womb.

My birthing becomes an occasioned
solo, a feeling deep in the night,
faithless, a good place to grieve.


©Oka Benard Osahon, February 1, 2020.


I smoked grass, you never hold on
to that.

This got to me. Probably because I can relate to it as I can to the poems of people leaving. Such an articulable piece 💜

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Yeah it's difficult finding someone who doesn't mind that.

I know, right?

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And, this line :clouds swollen with bodies falling. Wow!
And, this one too: I toss no molotov on the tarmac,

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