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06 January 2020, MVT 09:08
'War' by Lines by Lai. PHOTO: OLADIMEJI ODUNSI / UNSPLASH
06 January 2020, MVT 09:08

I’m going on a war

Against my self,

In my hand is a sword

From all the glasses I broke.

A slightly tainted heart

With ribs giving way for a spear to land.

I carry no hope,

No shield

[Had I returned to you (again) forgive me/

Had I not, bury your forgiveness with me].

- Lines by Lai

Lai is a 17-year-old finding the way of life through art and poetry. For more of their work, give them a follow on Instagram at @lines.by.lai

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