Untitled I—Kevlar

Untitled I—Kevlar

If I could, I’d give you eyes in the back of your heads
To watch your backs
And protect your skulls
When bullets are aimed at them
Because you look just like the midnight sky

If I could, I’d wrap you in Kevlar
And send you out into the world
To breathe all your breaths
Speak all your words
And take every step your foot wishes

If I could, I’d dress you in roses
And daisies
Daffodils and sunflowers
Roses resting atop your living body
Before ever tossed on your descending caskeT

© Ama Akoto (2017)

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