How long has it been?
How long since we parted ways?
Has it been weeks, months or 365 days?
Have you forgotten how we met?
Of how hunger and idleness served us a cask of sour wine on our first date?
Do you still reminisce till you are caught in the haze of the days when
I came to you, teary-eyed and grief-stricken
Days when you basked me with the warmth of your embrace
Held me tight & became my cushion through the night
It had seemed to be all purple patch and bliss
Until work trampled down the world we had built
Cracking the strength of our foundation’s rock
Then erecting a bungalow of stress
With the streaming moulds of anxiety and writer’s block
Though we’re now eXstranged,
I’m ready to solve this senseless love equation
Written down in Quadratic, all I want is to find you
If only you would show me the roots that
Lead to your heart & that location
Where we first met & marked with an X
Abasiono Udo Bassey is male from Ikot Ekpene, Akwa Ibom state. Currently, he works at Uyo as a female fashion designer. His hobby is writing poems.