Ipadeoyin by Yomi Edward

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Eledua bless the moon
That led me here
There I was, lost and torn
A sun-free heart grows fungus as rots
Too lonesome to tangle
Too torn to linger…
Dragged here, by my restless feet
Then nature unfolds yet, her exotic craft
You started counting seconds
I was already counting endless ages of savagery passion
Damn the world
Damn the preying jilts
Let it loose

Let it
Let the demon loose on this green lawn
The moon, our lamp
The chirruping of the birds, our blues…

If this meeting is a dream
Then may we never wake

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