your beauty is a blade cutting deep into
the fleshiness of my muse, to draw blood
plastering crispy papers with fine layers of
words refined in the industry of infatuation.
your beauty is the departing sun
radiating its elegance through waters
basking in the calmness of the young night
unworried by alarming approach of darkness.
your beauty is a poet versifying moments spent
under the shade of a tree, under endless canopies
of skies deserted by stars because you were
the star for the night – the supreme beauty.
your beauty exists on the glossiness
of a paper traced with impatient hands
held captive by locks whose keys are kept
in the safe of your candid eyes…
your beauty is an inhaler to my asthmatic needs,
a pore space on my tongue sinking prodigious
wants into the abyss of contentment. Your beauty
is a restaurant where admiration freely dines…
your beauty is a creaking bed suffering
under the weight of a thousand admirers
tossing coin-like desires within confines
of a heart pleading for a victorious head.
your beauty is an ointment flowing
from the base of your brain
to the base of your fleeting feet. Your beauty
is a creation of the seventh day.
Kolade Olanrewaju Freedom is the editor of PIN Quarterly Journal and Moderator of Eriata Annual Food Poetry Contest. He has authored two poetry collections entitled The Light Bearer and Punctured Silence.