Unwanted Desire

The desire

that runs deep within you

to want what can’t possibly be yours

that feels close but yet so far away

which you can’t reveal so you will rather conceal

and let it eat you all up

till you can’t breathe

and you’re suffocating

wanting and needing

though it can never become reality

you feel like you’re in captivity

you’re floating,

crashing and bleeding

unable to speak about it

and forget it

unable to move on from it

and ignore it

forgetting that

when your skin is opened

all that is left is blood and bones

Mariam Shittu©

Why do we always want what we can’t have?

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Hi, my name is Mariam Shittu and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I’m a poet, but I also write about my travels, places in Lagos, my lifestyle and things that inspire me. I enjoy sharing my knowledge with the world and nurturing the human mind. Thanks for stopping by!

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