Updated: Jan 8, 2021
jump out of a plane
transverse, frontal, and sagittal
Life appears as a free-fall
even for the gracious and underhand,
despite that they both possess
the most fragile hearts
Contrary to what some believe
humans are not only strong
Shattered pieces remain on the floor
the repair-man, not out of reach?
shut the door and pop-a-Coors
dull the pain with rum-a-la-peach
Life with splattered blood and guts, bladder and gall.
©2020 by Ayo Okikiolu.
I wrote while at University to capture the depth of the human heart. Oftentimes, I'd heard about how strong we are... We certainly can be strong, I admit, but there are times when we feel weak and shattered, I wrote this to describe this feeling. Everyone has felt this way before.