First Love

Reading

Tosin Sanusi
Nov 29, 2020 · 1 min read
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Secret rendezvous under my covers years ago,
rushing home from school because I simply had to know
what I would read next on your spellbound pages.
Through you, I escaped life’s stifling cages.

Instead of friends, I had your words.
Instead of walking, I flew with birds
to the only place I felt myself.
The dusty, old bookshelf.

I’d run my fingers along your spine
to see what stories I could find.
I’d spent the night absorbed in you
no matter what homework was due.

First love, I miss you every day
and I am so sorry to say
that my wings have been clipped.
My courage to soar has been stripped.

Time and change have kept us apart
but I know in my heart
I will find my way back
to the birds, to the shelf
to you.

I want to read ravenously as I did in middle school. Books truly were my first love but I’ve lost my way to the calming bliss of taking the time to fall into a story. I need to find that place again.

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Tosin Sanusi

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Devoted cat mother. Sagittarius lady. Lifelong learner. Lover of food. tosinsanusiwriter.com

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