Peach Friday.

ember lipsticks, lips parch ajar.
mirror holds filigrees of elegance

pinkish regalia, purplish sandals
the shape of a spinning tornado

mama’s in the kitchen slicing Ugwu
the way she does to xmas cockerels

nkechi’s is breaking lemon
the way she breaks into a song ‘nnem oo nnem oo’

the kettle’s muttering rapidly
drowning Nkechi’s voice into hers.

i swing this way, like that
the way an African does under the sun

if he smiles at me that way
i’d pretend to bite his lips then chew him

He’s going to love it like that.
i sneak into his arms

we frenzy before loud radios
the type that sinks the bass but tenor

hearts intertwined in locks of embrace
his burning breath chases my icing fears

feeling safe in a teacher’s, being 18,
not asking for roses but romance

i moan [nnem] —a song of passion
He, in salt & water under groans & thrusts.

i crawl into the foot of the garden
a tortoise praying home for survival.

whispers under breaths [nkechi]
at half opened windows. till the body of the wallpaper

growls & scowls. I’ll
rumple lust between evangelism.

the brethren who plucks my smiles
with winks and grins explores my rudiments

like Mr. Jacob the biology teacher.
before I allow a thrust from sleep

i’ll put my eyes on the bible & throw
my thoughts around the passion’s conventions

with the brethren and teacher.
later his regards sending to Nnem

and she saying: ‘Mr. Jacob’s such
a good teacher and godly brethren’

My eyes chuckling at her eloquence.
I ‘pretend Mr. Jacob didn’t have my nectars.’

this is how a teen drowns in thoughts
on a peach friday of licentiousness.

© Nome Patrick.


About Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez

Tony Tokunbo Eteka Fernandez is an International Award Winner, Published Author & Poet, Broadcast Journalist, MC and Youth Empowerment Consultant . He is also The CEO of AFRICA4U and The Founder of Africans in The Diaspora People also see him as a Cultural and Social entrepreneur, which means he is skilled in working with many different communities, bringing people together in successful focused events. Tony has organised many cultural events …involving both BME and mainstream communities. He is skilled in hosting events that reinforce community cohesion and bringing different kinds of people together. He has organised events in The UK, The U.S.A, Holland, Germany, Romania, Malta and Nigeria and has visited over 22 European Countries. Tony has also organised The Black History Month Celebrations at The UK House of Parliament for over five years in a row He continues to promote the true life and success stories of Africans in Europe and Africans around the world and has organised several small scale literary and awards initiatives aimed at empowering young people. He has also spent time as an International broadcaster and was The Producer and Presenter for AFRICA4U International Radio Talk Show at Reading4u Radio Station for nearly three years. Tony has interviewed high profile Members of Parliament, Distinguished celebrities and some of Africas best musicians including Ivonne Chaka Chaka and Kanda Bongoman. He has also been a guest on BBC Radio on numerous occasions to discuss the community cohesion events he organises at UK House of Parliament and also to recite some of his published work in memory of Nelson Mandela, 50 Years Anniversary of The race relations act and major community issues. Tony has also a Guest on popular Radio stations in Nigeria and The States In the last few years he has been very passionate about Youth empowerment, community cohesion and cultural intelligence. Tony was born in South London and has lived in several parts of England and Nigeria . He started writing at the tender age of nine, a habit he expressed with creative enthusiasm. Tony writes Poetry, short stories and proverbs on personal development. He is currently working on his 4th book which will also be his first novel. He is also into Public Speaking at Special events and Social functions and is a Mentor for young people in the UK Community. He completed a Bachelor of Arts degree at The University of Lagos, Nigeria in English and World Literature. He later went on to attain a teaching qualification at The Frances King International Training Institute, South Kensington London, it was here he studied Teaching English as a Foreign Language. He also studied Web Design at The City University in London. He published his first book in June 1999 called “The Beauty in the Dark” (A Collection of Poetry which received critical acclamation in many circles around the world). .Tony’s aim in life is to inspire the young generation and to encourage the youth to make the very best of their dreams and aspirations,. He published a 2nd book in June 2009 called ” The Sound of Running Water” – A Family gift book of proverbs and quotations on Personal Development and Positive Thinking . In December 2009, he published his 3rd book called “One Moment of Peace”.- A collection of Poetry inspired by personal experiences and spiritual growth. Besides the fact that the Artist has won International online awards, he is mostly inspired by Life experience, love, music and cultural awareness. He was Resident Poet at the 5th London Poetry Festival in 2009 and has been a guest on BBC Radio on very many occassions including The famous Anne Diamond Show. He has also been a guest on a few SKY TV stations and several International Radio Stations around The World
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  1. Bennietha💃💃💃 says:

    Patrick this is wow, I love it👏👏👏

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