for Bobby & Ryan
I can see why he’s your querencia¹
his gaze holds a chest, like tequila and lime
it was easy to lose yourself,
how you had
once held unto a bottle of cheap chardonnay
and called it lover,
barometers for intimacy
are eyes who know what it is to
paint murals in their mother tongue
and name it “fragments of the language of loss”.
¹ Querencia is a metaphysical concept in the Spanish language. The term comes from the Spanish verb “querer,” which means “to desire.” In bullfighting, a bull may stake out his querencia, a certain part of the bull ring where he feels strong and safe (from where one draws power).
Eze Kenechukwu is a Nigerian who is currently studying Law. He loves jollof rice and is currently obsessed with Trevor Noah, he sometimes writes happy endings for those who don’t believe in them, his works have been published by The African Writer, Kreative Diadem and The Kalahari review he writes from Enugu, Nigeria.
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