Nothing Good

Nothing Good

It hit me like a fever. My pulse raced. My senses dulled. Goose bumps appeared and didn’t disappear.  My heart pounded. Bats flapped their wings in my stomach.  The knowledge that nothing good can come out this.  And yet i couldn’t have stopped if i had tried.

He is 5-foot 10inches tall. Caramel skin so sweet my tongue ached to taste.  Eyelashes so long they can sweep anyone away. Hands so strong they could hold back any army. Hair so soft it put wool to shame. And when he smiled, i came undone.

Nothing good can come out of this.

Every time he kissed me, time stood still. His fingers exposed the secrets my body harbored. And when we danced the dance of love, our rhythm was not of this world.

Nothing good can come out of this.

For i am another man’s and his hearth is warmed by another woman.

Nothing good can come out of this.

Its sinful that we have to hide a love so exquisite.

A love that should be flaunted, a love that should be crooned about from the tops of the hills, a love that should be celebrated…and not spoke of in hushed tones, not reviled, not judged.

Motels,Hotels…sometimes brothels….like rats we emerge only when no one can see.

Nothing good can come out of this.

I made it to our love nest even though it rained. I kept driving through the storm and through the pools of water that threatened to erode all life form. i kept driving because i knew your arms would be worth it. The skies mourned the loss i knew nothing of.

You weren’t here when i got here. Its been four days…i come back everyday. I have touched nothing except the rose and the note you left for me.

It simply said…NOTHING GOOD CAN COME OUT OF THIS…I WILL LOVE YOU TILL I DIE.



11 thoughts on “Nothing Good” by Kiah (@kiah)

  1. I like this poetic prose.. You have truely sent a strong message.. However, I do not embrace your use of tenses.. Sticking to just a tense would help.. How I loved your short sentences in this piece.

  2. This is definitely prose poetry. And it’s wonderful.

  3. @adeyinka, yeah it is..and i liked it a lot except for some shortcomings…the flowing tense was waving like a clothe in the wind but it did not bother me as much as :
    nd his hearth [DEART] is warmed by
    yet i couldn’t have stopped if i had tried.[the lower case 1st person pronoun I]

    typos…in all, YOU DID WELL

  4. NOTE: ignore the one above

    @adeyinka, yeah it is..and i liked it a lot except for some shortcomings…the flowing tense was waving like a clothe in the wind but it did not bother me as much as :
    nd his hearth [HEART] is warmed by [a hearth is like a fire place, its possible for another woman to own his HEARTH as a cooking place but i felt you meant otherwise]
    yet i couldn’t have stopped if i had tried.[the lower case 1st person pronoun I]

    typos…in all, YOU DID WELL

  5. Dem don talk am finish. Nice…

  6. This… poetic prose,is beautiful.There were a few lapses,but maybe they were intentional,a new style.I mean, if Soyinka or Achebe writes like this,it will becomme a new trend.

  7. I really loved this. The mood and the message was spot on. Think the affair was described in an illusional way though, maybe that was intentional. Then the ‘i’ instead of ‘I’ no help matter at all. Other typos too. But it was a very good write. Sweet, short and sexy…

  8. I agree with Idoko on the tenses, and there were also a few typos. Nice piece still…

  9. Very good ‘proetry’. Very expressive, and I like the way you show how the affair ends.

  10. I just paid 200 points to view this piece… NO REGRETS!!!

    1. oh my!

      it has been a long road since this story but i am glad for the journey..thank you james…i promise i have done better since this story! 🙂

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