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Model @Alexxekubo

“Why are your eyes bloodshot?”

“Tears have proven to be futile in my pursuit of happiness. I’ve slept in them, even drowned in them, so now I guess I’ll cry blood, maybe then the world will finally decide to give me a reprieve,” I answer. I stare at the stranger who has his mouth agape, and I smile. “I fell down the stairs face flat, and I’ve not been sleeping well,” I half-lie.

“I’m sorry,” he says.I wonder why people ask questions they obviously don’t want the answers to. Why ask that friend how he or she is, when you actually don’t want to know? Why give someone an illusion that you want them to unburden on you? The world rolls on with insincere ‘I’m fine’ and ‘I’m doing well’.

 

I’ve learnt to keep my burdens to myself, I’ve made a good job of building an impenetrable facade, but sometimes I just want to lament to a listening ear. Sometimes I create characters and write things like this.

I’m fine and I’m doing well… Always.

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Body Art work by Fredmade_works (on Instagram)

© Excel Adeogun

      2019

Derazy Ajah

Ajah Goodnews Chidera Socially known as Derazy Ajah is an aspiring student of Ebonyi State University, with the aim of studying law. An indigene of Ebonyi State, she has a soft spot for writing, which she started at age 12, "Writing is simply the way I put out my thoughts",she always say. Her love for writing led her to put down nice peice of works. She has written lots of beautiful works. She owns the blog site where she puts out her works. She is the future yet to be seen.

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