Dammy Ajibike

The days are much longer

Could be a change in the climate

or simply how much time you spend

listening to your own heart beat,

surprised there is still some movement in there

- some activity

There are two ways for one to die

A shot from a gun,

bullet piercing through skin

exiting the other end


merely falling in love

Either will end you if you let it

It is simply a matter of time

with each touch

each pressure

you feel yourself giving in

to the coldness of steel

or that of a heart

There is only one way to live,

to guard yourself

lest vulnerability ends you

if you let it

And if not,

you simply pass through,

not experiencing all there is to

To live is to be vulnerable,

to be vulnerable is to die

January 9. 1:20am.