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Nissi’s vows.

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Come, live with me,
and be my love.
Let me be
your favourite hiding place,
the place you can put everything
you need to survive,
every secret,
every solitude,
every nervous prayer,
and be absolutely certain
I will keep it safe.

Be with me,
darling,
early and late.
Let us strive
to turn our house
into a home.
To create something new,
we’ll populate the world a few.
In your tender arms I’ll remain,
until the sunshine comes out again.

Have we enough world and time,
we’ll sit down and think which way
to walk, and pass our long love’s day.
But,
if by our frailty we part,
well forever be ready to mend our hearts,
and share them like the last slices.
And,
If by an unfortunate strike,
you leave before your time,
for you, I will live to love,
if not for the rest of your life,
then certainly for the rest of mine
to the depth an breadth
and height that my soul can reach,
for my love is such that rivers cannot quench.

…………………………………
Alexander Twinokwesiga
Wednesday, March 19, 2014.
Ongata Rongai, Kajiado.

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