You Only Live Once

A bit of freewriting. ~ LY.

It’s an illusion
this world you live in
a fragment of your wildest dreams
tamed to the shape of reality.
You become distracted by its treasures
an inferno of coal
coated in glistening gold
in the light of your desire
kept ablaze with each rising of the sun
and the waxing of the moons
slipping days into years
thinking you’re invincible.
Brandishing a large S on your chest
not knowing that letter stands for everything
but Super
yet you remain in your stupor
slumbering while life slips from you
as you declare ‘you only live once’.

© LaYinka Sanni, June 2013.


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