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‘Coconut Shells’

19 June 2015, 19:29 Sunday Eyitayo Michael

Love & life,

Words that should be used one

For the other, although not

Inexorably in the same context;

‘I love you’; ’I give life to you’.

A flower budded in her womb

Months after their hearts merge,

And days after their lips met.

The seedling sprouted into a man.

[…] and love formed life, like a

Larva metamorphose into a butterfly.

Love & life,

Words that should be used one

For the other, although not

Inexorably in the same context;

‘Show me love’, ‘show me life’.

Roses grew around his ventricles,

And his atria scented hibiscus

When she picked him up and

Clothed him with her little.

[…] and love ignited life, like a

Firefly, setting a forest ablaze.

Love & life,

Words that should be used one

For the other;

Are not contradictions;

‘I will love you’; ‘I will take your life’.

As we foretell with our deeds,

We have sapped away its meanings

Like an empty coconut shell,

And left the two words to lie side

By side like metaphors;

One painting the other unrealistic.

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