– Osi Obomighie.
Whispered in her ears
Look of disgust and a slap was the reply
Everyone’s attention arrested
Her lips wouldn’t stop moving
Lashed me with every curse known to man
People getting interested and inquisitive
Refusing to utter the words whispered
Mortified and shocked was my state
Misunderstood I knew she was
Confused the audience were
In my silence they judged guilty
Walking away in shame, the only option left
Doubting my innocence as I left the scene
This scenario kept playing over and over in my head
Wondered whether to take my chances
Shame and embarrassment had to be avoided
Needed to tell a female folk
The usher was a perfect choice
How wrong I was
Omission now corrected
Confronted for not being all out
All her girlfriends she told
Speechless I remained
My fears finally caught up
This time with a less number of people
Now, how could I have put it?
How could I have said it?
How could I have told her?
“excuse me, your zipper ‘s undone”