I didn’t always want this life. 

And I’ve fought so hard to maintain. 

To stay alive despite it all.

I want to be whole.

I want to sleep.


I hope and pray that sleep will find me.

An internal and everlasting sleep

that will carry me through this 21st year,

refreshing me from the sorrows and pain.

Allowing me to heal and be whole.


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.