Cowries of the Shore

The harmattan came late this December
Half cloudy dark moments
with little gossip rains
showering the foggy earth

The weather blows sleep
so many dreamy atoms that
piles up mans’imagination
A sensitive cell twitched at night

When the blanket froze
On its touch to skin
A mouth to mouth respiratory action to revive
a cardiac arrested love

Lonesome, a walk on the African dirty beach
Inhabitants laying steamy drops and urea
along with refuse from their homes
Lonesome beach

Crab holes and shells
plastic bags and salty sea
broken wooden boats
naked children cheering on the tidal wave

A magic to be seen
joy and the welcome warmth
to a home in Africa
i made a trip to limbo

Locked in my minds eye
recreating my world to a possible love affair
i found a cowrie on the shore
unrefined, broken and beautiful, a soul tide

Dark shimmering in the sea sand
Shea of love remitting a distance, a wall, a restriction, a closure
he was the main character in the screen write
a villain reborn in angelic wings

With hair well trimmed
beard uncultured
he was a refined man
Born of Gods spirit

As a pendent i hung him in between my breast
flowing down my neckline, choking my throat
Enhancing my beauty and hair
he was the perfect art not seen

The harmattan came late in December
Half cloudy dark moments
With little gossip rains
showering the foggy earth…

(c) officialmandy

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9 Comments Add yours

  1. mikel says:

    Depicts a real african poetry. Cool stuff. Looking forward to the next piece.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Philip says:

    incredible. ………….

    Like

  3. Philip says:

    incredible. ………….such an amazing writer you are.

    Like

  4. ephiya says:

    Gosh I jux love this! Go girl!!!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Ato Kwamena Monyin Aikins Kwasidan says:

    Wow…lovely piece boobae! U rock!

    Liked by 1 person

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