his hands caress her skin in a way she’s never felt before

he peels back each layer of softened vulnerability with passion 

not quite prepared for the horror lying underneath

 

beneath him, she shivers quietly

each breath a struggle

as he opens a door

that has been carefully locked for far too long

 

her emotions tumble out slowly

like a strained creek

the water dripping through the rocks

bending and swirling endlessly

 

his piqued curiosity turns to bewilderment

as he slowly becomes aware of the secret treasure he has discovered

he watches her writhe as everything pours out

knowing he is the one who opened the floodgates

but not quite ready for the responsibility of calming the tides

 

and so he closes them

locks her door again

making sure to throw away the key

because some secrets were never meant to be told

 

as her body becomes her own she returns angry

not at the man before her

but at herself

for allowing something she promised to never reveal

 

but through the guilt a part of her soul is saddened

as some hope remained that her secret could be trusted

to the man who dared to venture into her in the first place

 

and so he leaves her, scarred and alone

to blacken his hands with another

forever scared of opening up Pandora’s Box

not quite ready to face the music

 

meanwhile, her body decays

because before the man closed the door

he took a part of her with him

and with every other stream he contaminates

he leaves a portion of her purity

 

now a piece of her is spread across many

like a broken up jigsaw puzzle

never truly able to fit together again

 

she disassembles

as her soul leaves her body

and she regrets

ever letting herself feel at all

16-02-2021

~ Molayo.

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19 Comments

  1. Cornelia Vincent February 16, 2021 at 3:04 pm

    Felt like I was reading and ancient story. Love the imagery. Absolutely love the piece

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    1. admin February 16, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      thank you 🥺

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  2. Tayo February 16, 2021 at 3:55 pm

    Exceptional piece!

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    1. admin February 16, 2021 at 8:46 pm

      thank you 💜

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  3. Diana Akorah February 16, 2021 at 4:08 pm

    Damn girl I don’t like poems but I enjoyed this ❤️ It made so much sense

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    1. Winter February 16, 2021 at 4:14 pm

      👀

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    2. admin February 16, 2021 at 8:45 pm

      thank you 🥺

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  4. Winter February 16, 2021 at 4:15 pm

    Nice

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    1. admin February 16, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      thank you

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  5. Adraine February 16, 2021 at 7:59 pm

    This is absolutely sad yet beautiful🥺

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    1. admin February 16, 2021 at 8:47 pm

      thank you 💜

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  6. Tee February 16, 2021 at 9:21 pm

    Lovely😘

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    1. admin February 17, 2021 at 9:07 am

      thank youuuu

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  7. Impulse February 17, 2021 at 2:18 am

    Momo’s way with words still has me thinking!

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    1. admin February 17, 2021 at 9:08 am

      my guy ☺️

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  8. Debbie February 18, 2021 at 2:40 am

    Molayoo, easy with the pen👏👏

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    1. admin February 18, 2021 at 7:30 am

      i’ll try 😅

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  9. This had my attention throughout ...really nice February 20, 2021 at 11:42 am

    Olise

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  10. Lami_dhe March 18, 2021 at 5:26 pm

    The fact that I missed this is very much surprising. Soar higher this is great

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