year after year
sun flowers
rise & we

say here
a breath
yellow

a place
ready for
you, lip

or hair or
the back
of vases

the kiss
touches
everywhere

we are
not outside
shadows

there, year
after year
the road

returns

David Ishaya Osu writes poetry and nonfiction. He is a board member of the Babishai Niwe Poetry Foundation based in Uganda. His poetry appears in Chiron Review, CutBank, Vinyl, Transition, Pittsburgh Poetry Review, The Nottingham Review. David is a fellow of Ebedi International Writers Residency, and is currently the poetry editor at Panorama: The Journal of Intelligent Travel.
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