Oluafolabi is a gifted writer. He’s also a wonderful friend. Sometimes he blesses my Twitter Timeline with his poetry and I always feel that a mere retweet and like are inadequate to show just how much I love his writing. His Twitter handle is @Oluafolabi.
WALLS AND SILHOUETTES
there are nights
like this one
when I pick up my pen
stare hard and long into these walls
the silent spectators of our battles
and I try to rewrite our story.
I try to paint a picture
where you didn’t have to leave
where I didn’t have to cry
where this heart didn’t have to die.
But these walls
won’t let me grieve
they offer no inspiration,
they won’t let me paint new words
over our story
they tease me with silhouettes of you
deep into the night
depriving me of sleep
they curse me in silence
in a way only the broken understand;
that my memory will never unmeet you,
that my pen will never unwrite you,
that my eyes will never unsee you.