*To My Moremi Love*
Please give me a bedspace or a space in your bed
For I have toiled all day
Scouting for cowries
So I can pay your dowry
Now I am back
But with a tired back
And I am in need of your soft lap
To soothe my weary head
I have walked through the rigors of Awo
The skyscraping buildings of PG
And have even been attracted
By the divas of Alumni
But I declined just so I can get to Moremi- your abode, fast
And be embraced by the richness of your warmth.
I promise you Adunni mi;
After our night of glory tonight
You will still see more-of-mi
As I make you do-re-mi
Under the blanket of ecstasy.
© *Paul Bushman*
Student of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.