Invitation – Echezonachukwu Nduka

Illustration by Mashumi Dave

Illustration by Mashumi Dave

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.

invite me.

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.

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