This time yesterday we were laughing over an inside joke.
The dreadlocks guy beside us became irritated and left angrily…
His dramatic exit made us laugh even harder.
This time yesterday we stared at the stars,
laying side by side.
We made 11:11 wishes
and talked about politics.
This time yesterday we named our first born.
And argued about the gender of the child.
You wanted a girl.
This time yesterday I saw her with perfectly drawn brows.
Her lips parted to reveal perfect teeth.
You smiled at her as those manicured hands caressed your face.
This time yesterday you said it was nothing.
She was no one, simply a friend.
I thought about the contradiction in those words.
This time yesterday you laughed at my jealousy and tickled me
Till I fell on the grass and begged for mercy.
This time yesterday you kissed me and all my doubts disappeared
like magic. I was under your spell.
This time yesterday I never thought our happily ever after would
end so prematurely. That reality would return and drown my fantasies.
This time yesterday you went to the house of Miss No-One…
And became her fireplace on a cold night.
Ifeoluwa Jinadu studies Law at the prestigious University of Lagos. She writes about life, love and other things in between. She sees writing as a veritable tool of self expression…She is also a talented blogger..