Name Calling

Name Calling

In the movies, after friends fight

One of them, feeling guilt will say the name of the other

As that other angrily walks away,

“Derin, I’m sorry…Derin…”

And I do not know if the name calling is a plea

Or an outrage or the first formation of nostalgia

But I like the way they say it

And how the names hangs like a makeshift rope bridge

Between their yawning differences

Because every time you leave me

My heart knows yours is departing

And it says its name in a breatheless thump

(In plea, with outrage, nostalgic)

A final word

A final name

To last our time apart…and uncoil as a telepathic tape

Between the now syncronized beats of our souls:

A final name

A final call.

And your heart responds with an eloquent silence

That translates into what the Yorubas mean when they say “I’m coming”

But they really are leaving

A final call

A final promise

A final everything



8 thoughts on “Name Calling” by O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

  1. nice but expecting something more from you…………..

  2. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

    @innoalifa, if there is something that governs any thing I write, it is this -I buck expectations: it means I underwhelm and overwhelm with delibrateness to appease the strong contrarianism in my DNA…so, i don’t do expectations. But hey, keep watching…i might impress soon…yeah…loolzz. Hope you good…

    1. @Omoniyi-Adeshola, don’t fall a victim of malapropism ooooooooo… waiting to read more of you…

      1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

        @innoalifa, oh…I see, na me ‘gbagaun’ be that, right? Thanks for pointing that out so modestly. Mesef go con do you 1 better:

        Malapropisms are inept aphorisms rendered in an occasion of jaded enthrallment. My misprison of percipience is unmitigatedly untenable and in resultare, I assay a plumb rue and bemoanment.

        How’s that for an apology? Lol…

        1. @Omoniyi-Adeshola grandiose highfalutin words and expressions make me laugh… bro, it’s misprision and not misprison oooooooo… good one here lolzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

          1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

            @innoalifa, lol…you really are something special, literarily dotting my i’s. Yes, but you get the gist…lol

  3. I like …To last our time apart…and uncoil as a telepathic tape Between the now syncronized beats of our souls:…talk about responding with eloquent silence. Smiling @Omoniyi-Adeshola

    1. O-Money (@Omoniyi-Adeshola)

      @imaniking, me likey that you likey…and I smile back at you full toothed…don’t mind my tar-colored, pothole-ful grates. Thanks for reading, you.

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