stars on flames

February 15, 2022
February 15, 2022

stars on flames

Chukwuma Eke Pacella

the sky paints himself with the colours of interest

the moon puffs popcorn into her face and

stares with zeal –

two burning stars on earth;

igniting themselves in the flames of endearment


counting subtle cherry words on the other’s lips.

she mounts from her posture

to have a more intense look

at earth

as it turns into a smoky market

with lovers carving out a piece of their heart

and burying it in the safe of the other’s piece,

with lovers trading their hearts in exchange for trust,

commitment, love.

we are this fallen stars; you and i.

the heavenly bodies  envy ;

the string of love tied

to each end of our blazing hearts.

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