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Desires [Desires]

I wanted to kiss the clouds
So up I went climbing
Deferring the porcupine hugs of the mountain
To shine like the North Star

I wanted to see the ocean’s birth
So I grabbed my rudders
And listened to the wailings of sea gulls
Cast amulets on my vain soul

I wanted to be ahead my peers
So I gave kolanut to the night
Placed wreaths at day’s tomb
And sought the acquaintance of owls

I wanted to be at the top
of the ladder against the wall I placed
To break the yoke
That beheld my desires

I am pregnant with my desires
Covered in veils of drought
For I thirsted for more
On the banks of river Niger

Written by: Nwakanma Chika
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

Author: admin

I am a member of the WRR editorial team.

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