We settled into the warmth only,

Only those shadows could give, broke

Sunbeams into three.

One for you and I, two for every single knoll I

Crossed on this river of rediscovering you.

We flecked shadows on the walls, watched

Our touches sizzle, felt them crawl into spaces humid as

The heart.

And like those years before the year we wrote the epitaph

 on us. I held you in my arms,

your eyes: the tense in every present.


Image in post comes from Fabrice Monteiro’s work capturing moments on the beaches of Gorée Island via African Digital Arts. Check out more of Monteiro’s work HERE. Pretty cool stuff. 

Gbenga Adesina Portrait2Gbenga Adesina is a poet, an essayist and a collector of fictions across languages.