Temptation

Quite uneventful life
Gauntlet in sneer
But a rapt stern
To a vociferous livelihood

Death in the scorn
When hope rescinds
Purveyor to an oil bean
And its stillness.

Both in a corrugated bar
With cistern of temerity
And Impulse disdain
LIFE
Refutes eureka

Though, the new is now
From a frisky lover
But as a ribald
And perhaps, I have
Committed a somnolent depression

To fecund
And to die now
In this exasperation.

By Anikulapo Macmillan

Published by Adekunle Writes

Adekunle is the author of a poetry collection, 'Arise Nigeria'. A young writer, Adekunle is a correspondent at Church Times Newspaper and Contributing Editor for Interviews at OPEN: Journal of Arts and Letters. He's the recipient of Daily Trust Newspaper's Poet of the week, January 2019. Follow me on Instagram on https://instagram.com/adekunlewrites https://platform.linkedin.com/badges/js/profile.jsAdekunle Adewunmi

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