The Cleansing Method by Agbiri-onwu Chinwendu

Close your eyes
Hold your breath
Count your numbers
And when you feel you can’t any longer
I want you to think about your therapy sessions
Remember the woman in White
Like everyone
figured she understood you
Remember the words she used to describe you:
Now let go
Catch your breath
Exhale all these meaningless adjectives
Say “I am tired”
But breathe and live
Because No one
I repeat
No one
Can take that from you.

Agbiri-onwu Chinwendu is a student-physiotherapist and a varsity footballer at a Nigerian University. She spends most of her time updating her playlist, idolizing Celine Dion and wondering if she’ll ever graduate.

Published by Serotonin

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