Marriage of convenience: Ojo Taiye

Abeni,
Different strokes for different folks:
Difficulties abound for a lonely Ori.

Abeni,
Let’s agree we will have no hope.
Let’s agree we will have no seed.

Abeni,
Let my fingers
strike your thorn
with a Cupid’s dart.

Abeni,
Let’s just be companions,
Let’s interlock hands and mouths
and dip into each others
underwear.

Abeni,
Life is sweeter
with a companion of the heart.

*ori: soul
*Abeni: a mature barren woman who refuses to marry again

 

Ojo Taiye is a young Nigerian who uses poetry as a handy tool to hide
his frustration with the society.

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