A Glimpse Into The Life Of A Kleptomaniac

Body itching, teeth gritting,

I got to have it,

Can’t stop staring,

Trying to wave off the urge,

It goes and comes back almost immediately,

This time, it hits harder.


Tampon in hand,

Pain gone,

The aura of fulfillment all around,

I feel so at ease.


Now reflecting,

Never needed the tampon

‘Cos for starters, I’m a guy

But then, there’s this inner peace that has come with it.


Salaam Oseni

The writer attempts to express the pain undergone by kleptomaniacs right before stealing.

Kleptomania is a mental disorder and it’s not a flimsy excuse for stealing.

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