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Robert Okaji: The Question is Never

Who will lock the door

or leap in front of the jacketed


bullet. Nor is it four words

born in lust and camouflaged


with piety. No one cares

if you blink or continue


breathing. No one knows

what you think. Nothing


matters. Not the pen

in her hand or your finger


on the trigger. Not the crying

and the dead and the stains


in the hallway, the man

in the street hiding behind


himself. The question

is no question, but an answer


struggling to emerge. Never

formed, never truly complete.


Copyright 2018 Robert Okaji

One comment on “Robert Okaji: The Question is Never

  1. the pretty poems
    June 5, 2018

    his work is some of my favorite on WP

    Liked by 2 people

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