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A Word About The Sun

It was already
That time of the day
That ushers the day away.

Across the sky
The weary sun
Seemed to sashay away
As we sat across her
Beholding her grace;
Perhaps the noblest of ways
To waste an evening away.

And in their typical way
My friends started again
In that comical exuberance
That comes on a mouth
After a meal has put the belly
in protuberant jubilance.

They said to me
“You are the one

With the fancy degree
Tell us about the sun
Something, you know, of intrigue”.

I became silent, who wouldn’t be
If asked of such a beautiful thing
I looked across me
Four or five feet from mine
Uduak sat like an elegant plant
Her crystally eyes, smiling at mine.

I took a sigh
Then pointed at her

And said to my friends
With quite dreamy eyes.

Tell me a word
About those eyes
Those eyes that tell stories
Without a word.

And then I will tell you
Whatever you want;
I’ll tell you about the Sun
I’ll tell you of Venus
I’ll tell you of Saturn
I’ll tell you of planets
Of planets not yet found.

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Tolu Akinyemi

Tolu' Akinyemi was born in Akure, the capital city of Ondo State, Nigeria.

His writings have appeared in a number of notable anthologies such as 'Verses From The Sun', an Association of Nigerian Authors anthology, 'A Way With Words' (2014 & 2016), a Great British Write Off Anthology and other printed and online outlets. His poetry play 'The Big Society'; written for The Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, London was performed at The Greenwich-Lewisham Young People's Theatre, London. In 2017, he was named on the 'Nigerian Writers' Awards' list of '100 Most Influential Nigerian Writers under 40' and also won the 'Poetry Writer of the Year' Award. In March 2017 he obtained an 'Exceptional Talent Endorsement' as a writer, from the Arts Council England.

You can find Tolu on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter (@poetolu). He believes in 'The Big Bang Theory' TV Show, Google and Jesus. Tolu currently lives in London, England.

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