there is a pathway between
your breasts that leads somewhere;
wherever it leads must be heavens-gate
or somewhere close to paradise.
let me walk those paths and leave traces
of scents that will sing to your soul
of poems that will not perish in penury
of footprints as fences and fenestrae.
there is a season in your eyes
that calls for a holiday.
Echezonachukwu Nduka (b. July 19, 1989) is a Nigerian poet and music scholar in Kingston University London, England. His poems have been published in Black Communion: Poems of 100 New African Poets, From Here to There: A Cross-Cultural Poetry Anthology, A Thousand Voices Rising: An Anthology of Contemporary African Poetry, The Solace of Nature: An Anthology of International Poetry, and several reputable literary magazines and journals.