deep. by Eli Oko

She waded in with the waves at her knees
But now she,
Is a thousand lies deep.

XXIII Waterfalls by Eli Oko

I was supposed to see the pretty things in life Joy abundant like waterfalls overflowing in my days I was supposed to be able to say “I love you” in more than 23 ways I had plans for this moment Like dreams I made real I knew what I was supposed to do Exactly how…

The 1st by Eli Oko 

And I prayed that my prayer be heard. As he mentioned all the reasons I felt we should walk away  He concluded that he didn’t know what to say But I felt the letters form in my mouth of what we should do And as they bubbled forth I looked up to my patchy ceiling…

In Marriage by Eli Oko

Do your part Help my self-esteem Support me in marriage Don’t laugh at my dreams Remind me to love deeper in marriage Don’t touch me so deep When my word, stop, is taken seriously Don’t disguise wrong Conclude You & Me as good I am not a playing field for a game of thrones You…

Learning to ride a bike by Eli Oko

Don’t let go of me  I kept repeating the words in my mind  Because all I could imagine was being left alone  To experience without training  To have support and then none at all  I didn’t want to imagine noone beside me  I kept my eyes focused on my destination just like you suggested  But…

Fatherless by Eli Oko

Perhaps I should know how it feels to be woken up by the biggest hand I’ll ever feel whispering, “breakfast is ready” I should remember what it was like picking the chair closest to daddy, ensuring no gap resided between us as we ate ready-break on cold winter mornings I’d be silly to forget the…