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Sunglasses by Valentine Okolo

Sunglasses by Valentine Okolo
I will wear sunglasses,

so as to hide the tears which form in my eyes.

For a man is not supposed to cry,

so they say,

and because of this:

my heart I have kept in a safe.

 But I will wear sunglasses all the same 

for I am emotional as poets come.

As emotional as Thomas who found solace in a bottle.

As emotional as Byron who went to Avalon without a drink.

For my feelings I carry with me, visible for you to see

like Magritte’s apple stuck to a forehead.

Glasses which will be taken off

when I go to bed at night,

lulled to sleep by the stars,

my nightmares forgotten.

And when tomorrow comes

again, to put them on.
Jean “Monki


  1. Princess Audu
    October 8, 2014 / 11:51 am

    You look good girl, I love your thrifted blazer, such a great find. I can't wait to try thrifting back home.

    Princess Audu

  2. freshlengths
    October 8, 2014 / 6:48 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, love the sunglasses! x

  3. Bernice A. Kwashie
    October 9, 2014 / 5:27 am

    Blazer? Woahhh, I mistook it for a kimono. I LOVE it!

  4. La x sacha
    October 9, 2014 / 7:34 am

    Your blazer is giving me life!!!
    Nice sandals.


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