There are two people:

Girl A

The girl who loves to talk

Never ending chatter

Comes with jokes and happiness

Thinks that maybe one day she can do whatever she wants to do

You can do whatever you put your mind to

Loves her melanin

Embraces her kinky hair

Loves to shop

Treats herself

Knows she deserves only the best

Love yourself child


But then there’s Girl B:

It’s 3am

She somehow ended up on the floor

Which is actually where she spends most of her nights

Staring at the wall

Silent tears running down her face

silent tears became her art

Silent tears became her friend

It seems as when the darkness hits

That’s when she seems to quit

On all life surrounding

Drifts into another world

It seems as if the darkness consumes her

The quiet embraces her in its cold arms

“I’m sorry” she whispers a million times

While she traces the map of her mind

Never ending, it’s a winding path


Both of these girls exist in the same being

That being, being me


But by me I mean we

The world is often more complex than it seems


Elikem’s Corner, a series of poems from our Editor-In-Chief, Elikem Thee Poet. These poems give insight to a piece of her world; her own lived experiences and the experiences of people around her.