there was room

for the grand piano


and ten fingers

to roam the last


day of winter, we


sang like meaningless

forks and fries


there was room

for dancing, there


was room for jars

for dancing and


there was room

for lamplight, for


you and me

there was room


David Ishaya Osu is a Nigerian poet, memoirist, and street photographer. His works have appeared in numerous publications, and are forthcoming in The Griffith Review and The Oxford Review of Books