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I want to know joy

To feel peace

To grasp contentment

To inhabit happiness

I want to leave this skin behind

To be free of this planted soul

I want to shed my old selves

To emerge in some new form devoid of me

I want to be outside of myself

No longer yoked to this putrid soul

I came here defunct, not made whole

I need to collect the pieces left on the maker’s floor

To gather my missing bolts and put myself together

Deep breaths are no longer enough

Long walks no longer satisfy the urge to run

I need some new space and some new selves

I need another vessel to complete this life

This skin is torture, please find me escape

Written by Jodek

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Walt Shakes(@Walt_Shakes) is an award-winning Nigerian writer, poet and veteran blogger. He is a lover of the written word. the faint whiff of nature, the flashing vista of movies, the warmth of companionship and the happy sound of laughter.

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  1. Every man wants a utopia that life has determinedly refused to give us.
    I want to escape, from my hustle, oftentimes from my life, from the hostile gay clime here in Nigeria, from the suffocating condition of living.
    I want to escape, but there’s no Michael Scofield to break me out.

  2. Wow Jodek…. just wow!!! You just penned my thoughts…only beautifully and more coherent…

  3. Only reptiles undergo this kind of ecdysis you seek. Except you leave this skin in your mind and imagine a fresh one form whilst your soul wonder at the maker’s feet.

    Relax, you’ll be fine.

  4. Hian…

  5. Beautiful!!! Nice piece Jodek. Weldon!

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