DEJI DIPEOLU

Live your best life. Be the best you. Make no apologies.

TRAUMA

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They broke your skin from you
Tore your tongues from your mouths with such ferocity
You may never find thread strong enough to bind it back to you
And if
By some minor miracle
You reclaim the tongue that was your mother's
It is temporary
You cannot pass it to your children
This is the trauma of colonization