Poetry

The Proposal by Seun Lari Williams

Of course I took her
To the finest restaurant in Lagos
And we sat amongst
Both the rich and the famous
There was no sight at all
Of any of my friends or neighbors,
(That’s how I knew
They were either rich or famous)

 
It was a perfect night
To propose to my queen
I’d Googled the best way
To make this the best thing
And I’d spent six months’ salary
On a tiny diamond ring
We are talking about:
“My woman, my everything!”
But perhaps I should have
Done like it was 1993
One knee up, one knee down
And a “will you marry me?”
But I didn’t do that.
I put it in her drink.
She swallowed the ring.
The End.
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