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LOVE IS FOR THE EVENING by Yugo Gabriel Egboluche

our grasses aren’t  green,

the kind of love that grow here

need not lay on them

 

our love is upright,

we love on our toes

under shades of bearded trees

 

our oaths are etched on trees,

which do more than bear our names

like signatures dotted on papyrus

 

our love is for the evenings

when cheerleaders go to roost

and we have only, but ourselves!

 

 

Author: Yugo Gabriel Egboluche

Yugo Gabriel Egboluche is a graduate of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He lives and writes from Nigeria, where he works as a Development Practitioner with a flair for extensive writing that covers poetry, fiction, script and copy-writing. His works have been published in chapbooks and webzines including The Kalahari Review, Praxis Magazine Online, while his short stories have been published in an Experimental Writing, African Vs Latin America anthology, blogs and translated into film. He has also edited and co-authored numerous community development texts and guidebooks.

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