The Promise

by Abbia Udofia

what she said our first moment was heavy as stone 
she asked that i pledge loving and she alone,
our promises will remain kept and true as day and night
even in tempestuous storms, winds, space and snow bite

she spoke with unshed tears and shaky voice 
as if from a tragic confession, she relayed wise
remembering what yesterday promised but delayed 
the way she looked my soul fell, rent, frayed  

what impious soul defaulted and made her so pained 
such woman whose face, voice raised and rained 
matchless stars and sensations about and inside me 
like the precious heavenís light and blueness of the sea 

what i said was silence affirmed by her presence 
i waited for cues, nudges of the garden; its essence 
in the loud stillness, i nodded and clasped her in breathless
delight; with sighs and moans we kissed in the quiet darkness  

The Promise by Abbia Udofia

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