The Unconnected Connections

by Eden Benibo

 

Blue-black

The color of the sky and me coalesced

A thick strong bond of smoke and dust

Under naked heavens-

Celestial bodies of half sun and full moon

 

I was born with a cord-

Of twisted fibers that tied the bundle of me together.

 

At birth,

My umbilical refused to heal

Leaving a scar of my escape

From heaven to earth

A cicatrices,

Identical to the one Mome bears on her tummy.

 

We all bear this mark,

Somewhere beneath there

Shaped in our own handwritings

 

Perhaps,

A signature to the wars ahead –

From birth to death

Having escaped the boundaries of a holy capture,

Into the confinement of earthly Freedom.

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4 comments

Ngo February 24, 2020 - 12:05 pm

Hmmmm
This is deep

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Paul February 24, 2020 - 12:32 pm

Love the imagery created. This poem can be interpreted in various forms to me. Yet, all meaning still ringing a bell. This is Poetry
Love your works Eden. I remain your number 1 fan

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Obinna February 24, 2020 - 2:12 pm

Wow!!! The last two lines though!!!

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Dera February 24, 2020 - 3:13 pm

Yeah! Read it first when it was published by Praxis
You doing great dear
Much love and respect!

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