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But I Would By Aaron Ovye Anduwa

POSTED 06/11/2018 15:14
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An oath to my lungs

I didn't mean to do it.
I didn't mean to do it.
I didnt mean to do it.
I swear I didn't.

It hurt no different,
All it was was breathing,
More in than out,
But in then out still.
I didn’t mean to do it,
I swear, I didn't.

I know I shouldn't have
Sought to reach further,
Farther than the lucid thinker
For things to be
More than just things
And for life to present itself
More than for death a living.
Ogbeni, I didn't mean to do it,
I swear, I didn't.

If you were in my position,
Fore-skinned with a flammable,
Bottled in a withering vase,
Functioned to routine,
Teethened for meating,
Yet built-in is a capacity to feel,
Wouldn't you oil the tar?
Wouldn't you slip and slide
As fast as flight can be strained
To an end downhill,
Or maybe treacherously up,
But an end all the same?
You would, wouldn't you?
Swear it!

I didn't mean to do it,
But here we are.
I wouldn't mean to do it again,
But I'll seek pen again.
I wouldn't mean to do it though,
I swear it,
But I would.

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