Forgetting June

i have thought of a million ways
to burn your name.
lock it in a deep cabinet
and never let it out.
but now,
like frothy waves curling
and falling as it reaches the shore
your vignette – a trance poem
flares up in little torches and mirrors
evincing roses in bold letters.
some affections are like gold:
immune to the vagaries of wear and tear
or like wine climbing
the graph of maturation,
with the leaping moment of time.

Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a handy tool to hide his frustration with society. He is a twenty- three-year-old microbiology graduate from Tansian University. He loves books and anime, in that order. Taiye has some of his muddled thoughts published and forthcoming in a few e-magazines such as The Kalahari Review, Tuck Magazine, Lunaris Review, Elsewhere, whispersinthewind33 and so on.

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