Architecture – a poem by Mugabi Byenkya

Architecture

Palisades forbade entry to the glade
Perceptions fade in the jade mind of a young renegade
Cascades fall as the façade crumbles through the raid
Deranged I wade through the rubble that I made
Aid comes in rays illuminating everything to the bay
Intricately laid relaying a story through lines and ways
The changing times interpreted through structures for days
Telos creates form like a cay or a fay
I’m gay like a piece of hay in the beak of a jay
No life, no cry tears of bliss caress my cheek as I lay
No days off, I lead with no delay spreading radiance like May
Nay, you say? I discovered beauty without pay
Inspiration in a part of my mind caving in from decay

 

Mugabi Byenkya was born in Nigeria to Ugandan/Rwandan parents and is currently based between Kampala and Toronto. Mugabi is a writer, poet and occasional rapper. His debut novel, Dear Philomena, was published in 2017 and he recently concluded a 30 city North America/East Africa tour in support of this. https://theysaidishouldtalkmore.wordpress.com/

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