People who sleep naked
cannot be trusted
It’s hard to decipher
if they escape the heat
or are laying down bait
for a chosen victim.

People who love shoes
are really not people
in another life
they are millipedes
and when in public
they’ll embarrass you
looking down and around
smirking and sneering
judging your feet.

People who eat food
cannot be trusted;
the ones who dine
behind locked doors
what would they do
for gold coins
If they guard amala
with scowls andĀ locks?

Women who wear makeup
should be respected
for their skills
of guerrilla disguise
they wear warpaint
men see makeup
till it’s too late
and arrows have been shot
and victims have been struck.

These ‘harmless’ Poets
cannot be trusted
with their dangerous weapons
of flowery words
that creep through fences
and suck through walls
attacking knees
and planting seeds
pretending the harvest
was not foreseen.

Funny men cannot be trusted
the ones that joke and joke
and so you laugh and laugh
till you fall very hard
on their already-made bed.

3 Comments

  • Chizzy says:

    Aww. I love this. I hate it when people stare at my shoes
    I wonder the category I fall under… the poet I guess.

    Happy new year Poetolu.
    May the new year be a more creative one for you.

  • dafey says:

    Funny guys cannot be trusted truly. They will lure you into opening your legs

  • David Ademola says:

    “they wear warpaint,
    men see makeup
    till it’s too late.”

    I just love your quirky perspective to everyday issues. It’s simple yet so inspiring.

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