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Girl Fear

sleep,wake, sleep
– every day, I slumber
and wake,
walk the streets,
live in fear
of what could happen

culled when it’s a chance
not given an opportunity to try
my fear of night terrors
cleaning me out for dessert

my fear of being stifled
off my tender budding life
fear of seeing my oppressor walk free
while I live in guilt and shame of being the defenseless one

fear of seeing my dreams splinter into smithereens
while I slip into the soundless wind of fate.

©️Stella Obokoh 2020

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