The City Or You

Your dirt brown eyes
Your ugly gap tooth
The mole above your lips
Your hastily aging youth

Memories from Ikeja
Keep me up at night
When we’d always quarrel
Even when I was right

Abuja is a beautiful city
But she goes to sleep at night
I miss lagos and miss you too
The ugliness fades at night

Absence makes the heart fonder
I wonder who said such
I hold on to that no longer
I miss the traffic, the noise, the rush

You remind me of Lagos
She makes me long for you
I’m not sure what I miss more
The city or you

                                              Tomi Olugbemi


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