LABYRINTHS OF A NAIJA RUNS GIRL- A POEM

Anxiously I waited for it all to be over
The dread that comes with night fall
The pain of losing a part of myself
Being forced to smile like everything is alright

The agony that comes with darkness
Night a time I must portray the other side of me
To smile woefully as I lure them for their money

Here I stand with dread
Pretending nothing matters except to display my wares
You’ve got it in you! A natural at the job I was called

Yet I kept murdering a part of me
Killing the pain is my priority
I must look good for the customers

When did I become the serial killer that feels nothing?
For a just cause I must mask my pain

So here again I lie
Thinking of those glorious days with mama and Ije
Before it all came calling and everything changed

OYE OLUFE GLORY