From Orhoakpor With Love
By Ochuko Tonukari
who’s made Akpor very sweet for me
that takes me higher
The Omote Oyoyovwi from Orhoakpor
Eguono is very strange indeed
It fills the heart and overflows
I only know that I must cede
And embrace it, I suppose
Our Ehware was an Ungbiku-able Avwere
An idea that is hyperlinked
Of sweetness and warmth, a cold transform
When on paper it is inked
And yet my love is so precise
for a vastness so diffuse
and so I must, myself, devise
a meaning - I must pick and choose
Blind lover trying to understand
What in this Akpor makes me love this Omote from Orhoakpor.
Oh, I think the answer is Avwere,
Avwere we came into existence.
In Akpor only Avwere we desire to seek.
At the end of our journey’s close,
Into Avwere we retire.