By Jakky Bankong-Obi


My moods swing

Like a pendulum

On a short, taut string

And the highs,

Like a fever break

At maximal amplitude

Then down, to zero

And I, between the breathes

And the sighs that punctuate

Each point of chemical imbalance,

Find leave, equilibrium

And the resolve to keep on.


Jakky Bankong-Obi is a Media Consultant from Abuja, Nigeria. She enjoys going on long walks, Yoga and dabbling in Nature Photography. Her poems have been published by The London Grip, Kingdoms in the Wild (KITW) and forthcoming in The Kalahari Review and Voices of Eve.

Instagram; @jakkybee
Twitter; @jakkybeefive

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