Late night poetry: Epilogue by Kei Miller

In honour of Jamaican Independence Day, enjoy this beautiful poem about love by Jamaican poet Kei Miller (pictured in main image):

Epilogue by Kei Miller

Let us not repeat the easy lies about eternity and love.
We have fallen out of love before –
Like children surpassing the borders of their beds,
Woken by gravity, the suddenness of tiles.

So it is we have opened our eyes in the dark,
Found ourselves far from all that was safe and soft.
So it is we have nursed red bruises.

If we are amazed at anything let it be this:
Not that we have fallen from love,
But that we were always resurrected into it,
Like children who climb sweetly back into bed.

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