The Other Day

When you excused me on my way to the market

I waited

Because mama said, that is the right thing to do

When you told me your name

I smiled

For I know everyone deserves one

When you asked my name

I smiled

For I know you would get to know still

When you said your pa owns the national theatre

I smiled

Maybe, that’s why you practically sleep there

When you said your grandpa is the man on one-naira coin

I smiled

Because, I could link a resemblance really

When you said, I have golden eyes

I smiled

I doubt you knew I took Chelsea this morning

Then you said, you love me’

I walked away

For, I know that’s not true!

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