Letter from the City, written by Philip Chijioke Abonyi
Letter from the City
you know loneliness is my allergy.
I wither silently like flowers adorning a cemetery, when you are not here.
I waste away in the intestine of your memories together with my hookworms.
And each time I cry No one comes to dry the oceans in my eyes.
Somewhere in my head I hear insanity creaking.
For every minute my hyper-electrical blood, tense, takes me on a journey to the city
where with another man you eat the love you once saved in a bowl of glass for me.
You paint his lips with delicious kisses. Rolling back the tears to my eyes with tongs..
Let this sorrow emerging in my heart like a young seedling in the feces of pigs
be eaten by the caterpillar of your love. Love written with the ink dipped in your heart.
Wrapped with petals of roses send to me lines filled with moistened words of your mouth.
Let me read away the thirstiness of your absence. Let me be snug in the warmth of your words and come for salvation’s sake.
For with your little presence, there is always a breakthrough.
Philip Chijioke Abonyi
Philip Chijioke Abonyi is a poet/writer who hails from Akparata Ada Obollo-Etiti in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State, Nigeria. He is currently studying Science Laboratory Technology in Federal polytechnic Oko, Anambra state.
His poems appeared online on Aceworld and also in many anthologies including ABIKU/THIS IS NIGERIA, ADULTHOOD IS A SCAM and NATURE AND THOUGHTS anthology. He has many unpublished poetry and prose works, and he writes earnestly for he believes that we can write the world into a better place.
Apart from writing, he loves reading and listening to good music. He writes on Facebook under the name Philip C. Abonyi.