My mind is a war zone
where I endlessly fight voices
Struggling to find my identity.
Who am I?
Am I just a wandering breath
Waiting for the kiss of death to find a home?
I hear the voices
“You’re not enough”
“You’ll never measure up”
They roar and scream me down
My dreams punctured to the ground.

My body is a car.
I’m a passenger in it
And these voices take the driver’s seat.

Esther Kalu
Esther Kalu Ndidi also known as Rukenny is budding poet, short story writer, content writer, freelance writer and journalist who explores her love for writing with the scribbles from her heart, with the aim of impacting positive change. She is a student of Mass Communication in Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Esther blogs at Rukenny's Secrets.