while it is easy to stare at each other,
not belonging here, and not anymore,
from when belonging aimed explaining time.
that’s it — time.
if I say i, if I say when, if I say anything,
there’ll be a mark.
even ‘that’s it’ suggests something.
you’re in Ibadan.
where I will love you.
there will be no I.
we will share black walls,
try to figure out lingala and arabic.