ÀLÀKÉ By Dayò Ayílárá
Dayò Ayílárá is a lawyer, business consultant, cartoonist, content writer, graphics designer and calligrapher.
À-l-à-k-é, when I first gulped the litres
of your beauty through the funnel of my eyes
i knew I was under fire, your petrol tanker
has set my wool heart ablaze and I am in ruins.
through the ink of your eyes and the pages
of your skin; the Visual Art of your schoolgirl’s dress
and the Mathematics of your lips’ red
my brain is short of Elementary Science.
i love you Àlàké, not because of your palm-oil skin
nor your pizza voice, nor because of the taste
of wine that drips into my ears
at the purples of your steps, but for this:
the thought of you fills a thousand drum;
and chases the mosquitoes away
the juicy sound of your name, À-l-à-k-é,
perfumes my Jakande air day and night.
Dayò Ayílárá is a lawyer, business consultant, cartoonist, content writer, graphics designer, and calligrapher. He is a continuing student of nature, tradition, history, and Olódùmarè. Law is his lawfully wedded wife, art and poetry are his mistresses. He writes from a small box in Abuja, Nigeria.
Dayò Ayílárá is his name and not a pseudonym.
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