Cal

You make your way to the seams of my favourite dress or skirt 

And peek, more visible than ever 

Make your way through enzymes 

Flow through my bloodstream 

Clogging and tugging at the strings of my heart 

Simultaneously 

Literally 

I love you 

When everyone understands 

Even when they don’t know it yet 

They love you too 

The doctor examines my foot…swollen and rotten 

But I’ll give my arms and the rest of my legs for you 

I may die early but I know what I’ve lived for 

You on my plate 

And in my head 

I’m staring at my ring finger 

I should take it off but I can’t

You’ve insisted I keep it on 

Though my finger throbs

And skin folds make it impossible to see 

I’ll cut it off when you’re not looking 

Thank you for being here through thick and thin 

In my wedding cake and my daily packet of crisps.

Author: loladeniyi

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