Tomorrow a Woman by Happy Banana


I am sorry for the things

I have been doing wrong

Sorry that I can’t strip this skin

For the body you want

I always meet myself halfway

Forgive me, I am just a girl

I will go to my grave

Searching for myself

There are so many rules

Before I can test my wings

It is your orchestrated taboos

That keep me from flying

But I have already known

That we are all here on loan

My soul is an elysian ballad

Singing the freedom you cleave I am sorry that in your heart

Is a requiem for things

That constantly live in my dreams

And I am sorry that the only home

I have ever known is me

The place of solace

You can never be.

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Pencilmarks and Scribbles Magazine was founded in 2017 by Clara Jack to be a home for African writers, asking them to come as they are and giving them room for growth. The publication aims to give back to the Nigerian Literary scene for the things it has given us.