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She’s young and beautiful, running away

She’s coming back but not today

She’s looking for love, chasing clarity

She’s fighting the power, challenging gravity

And somewhere along the line

As she runs in and out of time

She will find her chosen border

Even as her generation hides in corners

Fearless and able, she’s jumping with her eyes closed

Blossoming open like a wild rose


About the author

Tokoni Uti

Tokoni grew up in Lagos, Nigeria and developed an interest in literature from an early age and began writing at the age of 10. Tokoni attended the International School of the University of Lagos and is currently at Bowen University, Nigeria studying Accounting. Tokoni is a novelist and poet and has previously written for the Huffington Post, Portsmouth Daily Times, Space Bar magazine, San Diego Free Press, Op-ed news, Collective Lifestyle Media, Grilslife.com, The Brooklyn Reader and Los Angeles Free Press. Her interests include languages, mythology and art.‎ Contact the author.
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