Sunglasses by Valentine Okolo

I will wear sunglasses,
so as to hide the tears which form in my eyes.
For a man is not supposed to cry,
so they say,
and because of this:
my heart I have kept in a safe.



 But I will wear sunglasses all the same 
for I am emotional as poets come.
As emotional as Thomas who found solace in a bottle.
As emotional as Byron who went to Avalon without a drink.

For my feelings I carry with me, visible for you to see
like Magritte’s apple stuck to a forehead.




Glasses which will be taken off
when I go to bed at night,
lulled to sleep by the stars,
my nightmares forgotten.
And when tomorrow comes
again, to put them on.

OUTFIT DETAILS
Shoe"Truworth
Blazer"Thrifted
Jean "Monki

6 comments

  1. You look good girl, I love your thrifted blazer, such a great find. I can't wait to try thrifting back home.

    Princess Audu

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  2. Gorgeous outfit, love the sunglasses! x

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  3. Gorgeous outfit! Love the sunglasses

    www.bumascloset.com

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  4. Blazer? Woahhh, I mistook it for a kimono. I LOVE it!

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  5. Your blazer is giving me life!!!
    Nice sandals.

    xoxo

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  6. Beautiful outfit....I love it

    www.jayla31.blogspot.com

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