Last night I dreamt (poem)


Last night I dreamt

by Obinna Chilekezi


Last night I dreamt
I saw a ghost
Me in your bedside

And I the tear on the mask
You the idle handkerchief
In the hand of the bystander

It hurt somehow
To embark on a journey
You know that you couldn’t have

Last night
You are that stranger
That leapt out of my sleep

Could someone wake me up?
I have slept for two decades
I want to go home.

(Lagos 9/10/18)


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