By Pat Ashinze
You are a garden
of ambrosial colours
and psychedelic patterns.
Let no one make your
soul feel primitive
You are a name
that gives the night her light.
You have the blood
of nature in your arteries.
You are too deeply
rooted to wilt from drought.
Like a butterfly tasting the salt of dawn,
moult, bloom and fly.
Like a river finding its way around rocks,
flow and find strength in will.
Bio: My name is Pat Ashinze. I am Nigerian by birth and citizenship. I am an hybrid of two major Nigerian tribes, Igbo and Yoruba. Writing, to me is the only way I can talk without being interrupted.
I am fluid in my writings, revolving within the axial stream of poetry, prose and whatnot.
Currently, I am pursuing a degree in Medicine at The University of Ilorin, Kwara state, Nigeria.
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This was beautiful.