Should I shut my eyes,
to all these light in space
and retreat to your restrain?
Save my roving eyes go astray
upon earths art, offered partly
on innocent streets lit with skin
and hues of spandex samplings,
in mindful display of itinerant art
illuminating cores in body wraps.
I ask again
Should I shut my eyes?
To this new entreating art
modelled for trespass stare;
when I put no knife to cotton,
when I murdered not infamy!
Cosmos will yet cast its light low;
cotton will yet lack from clothing’s,
like shades of spandex transform still,
even if I shut my eyes for your see, alone!
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.