I lay myslef down
I lay myself down on a mat tired
under a cool mango tree shade
watching birds up in the branches
whispering to one another
sweet words of love
singing heart-breaking melodies.
Lost in a forest of imaginations,
sleep came and took me away
to her beautiful home of flowers
A young boy came playing
and placed his doll on my chest.
Up into the air I jumped-
yelling and scratching my chest,
thinking it was a big reptile
that had kissed my chest
with a cool tickling tongue
Copyright © Solomon Ochwo-Oburu | Year Posted 2016
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