Thirsty

by Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact

I am thirsty for a love 
the world cannot give.
I want a love
That will span centuries.
A kind of love 
That will leave me brimming with gratitude.
An unfeigned love
That flutters on divine wings.
A love that's filled with the purest light,
Brighter than the darkest depths of deceit,
An unconditional love that will forever burn
And keep the devil and his cohorts at bay.
I am thirsty for a love the world cannot give,
The way the heart pants after the water brooks.

Ogedengbe Tolulope Impact is a multiple award-winning Nigerian poet. His poems “Who I am” and “How we spend our nights in Covid times and The Night after the civil war ended” were shortlisted respectively for 2020 African Writers Award and the June and December editions of Collins Elesiro Literary Prize. Tolulope’s works have been published and are forthcoming in Pangolin Review, Amandasteelwriter, Words Rhymes and Rhythm, Wales Haiku Journal, Glass Poetry Press, Westchester Review, The Rising Phoenix Review, Wax Poetry and Art Magazine, Porridge Magazine, Subsaharan Magazine and elsewhere.

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