To you my heart is given
But you never was mine
Never would be, you sputtered
That I was never good enough
I wasn’t angry, but I couldn’t understand

Why love
So treasured
Was outlawed
I couldn’t understand
Why love
So precious
Was spurned

At dawn through dusk
Stood I by your door
All that you ignored
All that you snubbed

Eternally incarcerated in your love web
You hunt me like a cruel prey
As I attempted to crawl away
But then I couldn’t
To you Aduni, my heart is given

© Adeoluwa Adekunle. Illustration by Criola

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