i can’t wait to see you again (a poem by Kukogho Iruesiri Samson)

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 last night we chewed silence
 lying together on a prickly bed 
 of unspoken words

 there you were, before me
 after eons of trans-border love
 and mediated orgasms

 i wanted to say many words
 rehearsed on nights of sticky pajamas
 and reckless conversations

 you laid here, on my bed
 within ear reach and finger touch
 but I was mute, crippled

 ah! no one told me
 that miles are closer than centimeters
 and distance is a coward’s wine

 now you are far away, again
 my tongue is unbound
 and I can’t wait to see you again…

Kukogho Iruesiri Samson is a creative writer, communications expert, youth mentor and publishing entrepreneur. He won the 2018 Dusty Manuscript Prize, 2017 ANA Prize for Fiction (first runner-up), Nigerian Writers Award (NWA) for Best Poet in Nigeria and Orange Crush Prize for Poetry (2012), and has appeared thrice on the NWA’s list of 100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers Under 40. He has authored five books, including his an award-winning novel Devil’s Pawn.

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