By Chisom M. Eze
If Poetry is Art;
Words will paint pictures colors can only wish they could.
I can see it, the picture of your face,
placed amongst the stars.
It’s etched into the deepest parts of my mind.
I don’t know how,
but you’re in everything,
so everything reminds me of you.
And everything is Art;
Like at the edge of the world,
the way the sky and the sea lock fingers,
strutting into the sunset together.
In your presence I see the sun set,
in one of your eyes
and the moon surface in the other.
The golden-brown-silver mix
of unearthly magic.
Are you Poetry?
That would give reason to why I spend my nights
hunched over, reciting words
in 5-7-5 syllables between your thighs.
My poems are brief and precise
but laced in ecstasy.
Grasping onto the stanzas in your hips
watching as your eyes roll inwards,
this is what it means for a poem to be deep.
So deep you feel it rummaging through your guts,
reaching for your heart, your soul and everything in between.
‘If Poetry is Art
and everything is Art,
are you Poetry?’
Chisom M. Eze popularly known as The Aliensoul, is a 22 year old poet, songwriter and creative writer. He has been writing since childhood, short stories about a boy named Obi and several adventures of a girl named Jennifer. He started writing poetry officially in 2015, mostly about love, its fancy, heartbreak and its charms, depression, mental illness, the onus of living. He has a chapbook that's currently in the works.
Chisom reads a lot that he does not have any favourite books.e does however have authors he likes to read, such as Remi Akinwande (apollotheyouth), Pamilerin Jacob (Jacques Wharley), Odule O' Susanne (Susanne O. Sussane), Derek Ehiorobo (derekimagines), John Dele (temmywrites), Chimamanda Adichie, Chimdindu Zikora, Kofoworola Odozi, John Dele and more.
Chisom doubles as a musician/songwriter during the day/most of the night and a poet in the evenings and early mornings.
Being quite the "art butterfly" Chisom draws, sings, cooks, models and dances (horribly).
He's a graduate of Architecture from the University of Nigeria and does not believe in continuing on that path.
Chisom is quite passionate about mental health advocacy. Suffering from depression and anxiety for years, he longs to see a spread of the knowledge about mental illness, its misconceptions, symptoms, and the benefits of therapy.
He is Pro LGBTQ and a feminist. Also quite passionate about Animé and strongly believes everyone should watch it.