One day I found a place to drink and
Met a friend who had two friends there at the bar. One
A man, the other a woman I took to immediately
But she was married; and
To the other man.
All four of us talked theatre and other childish things. She
Mentioned she was published. He
Smoked and glanced at me as I spoke to her. She
Talked of future touring plans and
That they had a young child down south.
The night went on and places were closing, but
A desire to extend our adolescence kept in us, the men. She
as we searched for platforms, hailed a taxi, took it home
so her man could dance with other girls.
YEAH, YEAH, YEAH!
by Chima Nsoedo