We held each other’s hands,
Mine as dark as the night🕐🕜🕑
Hers as white as snow☁⛅☁⛅
The glass at the restaurant tells us
Our skin color. ❤💜💛💚💛💝
She looked at me and 😱😨😄😃
Tighten our knitted fingers …👫
Our river Nile and Benue of colours 🐳
Met at the estuary of the humming blues
Where the waves sing of unending love
Where Nile and Benue kissed at the palette of hate💑💑💏💋💋💖
Mixing, toning into blue, hues of love.
love tightens the ribbon
of the sky with the rainbow of race.
Colored! A voice grunt.
We smiled, our mixture of colours
Makes the eyes lust after us like peacocks amidst other birds.
I tightened our fingers too.
I was the dark cloud,
She was the white cloud,
We became pregnant
And fell in fragments of rain drops.
A rainbow ribbon bound our wrist,
As we crossed the Rubicon of race.
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