when we discover butterflies
in our orifices
you said your body is an abyss filled with
you said memory is a sun
& it burns you each time you look hitherto
there is a boy in your scar
you pull him out sometimes
& you tell me to see the origin
I immersed you in a poem
till you grow wings & fly into
my torso discovering empty city.
You couldn’t find a letter written with tears
or roses left dying in hands of a sun
there were only broken bones
voices running away
& those collapsing in death,
then a puppy wagging tail
at her dead mother.
Philip C. Abonyi is a writer who writes poetry, prose and articles. He is a Science Laboratory Technology student, who hails from Enugu State, Nigeria. He was shortlisted in Eriata Oribhabor Poetry Prize, 2018. His works have been published in the Ace World, Eve magazine, qwenu, Allpoetry, Tushstories etc.