THE VISAGE OF LOVE


I.
Must I
Paint the visage
Of my love
On the canvas of Naira bills
Or shall you
Cleave with my heart
And empty this cup
Of Cupid's wine
While I sit
At your feet in supplication?

II.
These trinkets
I place before thee
This day,
See them not
As the rainbow of my love
For a thousand colors there be yet
In the pastel
Of this stricken heart
Squatting
At your feet in supplication.

III
Does
The green grass
Over the fence
And the bird
Flying yet in the bush
Hold a promise
Of love more fervent
Than my heart
Doth offer
At your feet in supplication?

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