When Hope Leaves

ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
The Honest Perspective
1 min readMay 31, 2022

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a poem

Image by Egor Vikhrev on Unsplash

The weight in my chest is sudden pulling me down as decades of dreams fall

The room expands an echo of the gulf between us
my gasping breath sharp in the silence left by the slammed door

The world becomes a blur as I hold my breath
the tears mutiny and fall

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ADEOLA SHEEHY-ADEKALE
The Honest Perspective

Writing on female experience, race, motherhood & self-development. Columnist at Green Parent magazine & Parenting Top Writer. Follow me on IG @adeola_moonsong.