I wove the flag:
Left and right,
Right and left.
But his eyes weren’t focused on me;
My shoulders slumped in defeat.
I batted my eyelashes:
Up and down,
Down and up.
But my efforts, he didn’t entertain;
All my gestures were in vain.
I suddenly became a Philosopher,
Pondering life’s lessons,
My brain became consumed
With marvelous matters,
If I wanted him
But he didn’t want me,
Surely that couldn’t be all that life
Had for me?
I walked off with my signals, feelings and
The rest of my love paraphernalia,
Wondering if my subdued heart
Would ever make another appearance.
Ivie M. Eke 2019.