Termite

Wonder how you now care less about
That guy or lady you promised never to remain still at their missed calls?

Or you probably still feel the pain/regret/sober/delay

Yesterday, I reminisced on my teenage life. I called on the cast and plot to play their roles at my call & define the lies they offered my teeming heart.

Full of rage was my soul, having played tender folly at the fond it found its solace:
“I will get married to you and love you forever, no matter weather”.

Little did I know that, the meaning of life is transient in nature depicts a flower that blooms at sunrise only to get plucked by a stranger after been tended and watered by the primary school boy

And, my father didn’t tell me that giving my time to her won’t disturb me from passing my WAEC but cause me a heartache to sing a lullaby when I come of age

It grips me, like a slap on my face
When I see Ariyike curled in the embrace of Temitope after
I had spent my undergraduate days promising her the future and she; a nation..

Like a termite, she had eaten deep into my cave….

Last month, she gave Temitope his second baby but I visited and said congrats and laughed with her firstborn and payed homage to her beautiful smile and drool at her smile and prayed with her and said good-bye.
Good-bye to the 5 years memories of us I saw on our Facebook messenger yesterday. That one I mistakenly jammed when checking your profile picture to offer the final goodbye.

Blame me not, blame us not.
Ariyike and I never dated officially/never kissed/never smooched but

I called her my treasure and she named me her heart but it was all a lie.. I’ve got no one to get laid.💔

Adekunle Adewunmi

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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