Testimony Akinkunmi is a avid writer who tries to connect to pain, bear it out and deal with it.
Distance between our worlds
How far away is earth?
Poems for distance.
Poems for female friends
There is a little cleanness about her,
as though she has in every case just been washed,
furthermore, there is a dull submission to show
in her obliging slimness
as she bluffs at her serving of mixed greens.
She has never known about Faust, or Frost,
what's more, she is probably not going to have been seen
scavenging through book shops
for keepsakes of others
more hard to name.
Speak your mind. Now.
She may envision "verse"
to be something in like manner between us,
as we compose, crossing over the breadth
among show and something . . .
something the world calls "workmanship"
for need of a superior word.
Around evening time I shout
at the shows of both our universes,
at the distances between words
also, their articles: distances
come of late between us,
like a total separation.
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