Lovers

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Lovers

 Ex-Lover

You were a bad decision.

One I do not regret making.

 

You taught me 

What

I loved 

About women.

 

You showed me

That 

All I had before you

All I believed

To be love 

Was

Nothing but obsession.

 

The sex was good

And eventually

We fell

Into

Something

We both confused for love.

 

We fell out of it quickly.

I moved on

And

Discarded all emotions.

 

I know you still harbor

Some hate

Towards me.

But 

I do not

Feel the same way.

I have 

Already

Forgiven you in advance.

 

 

Half Lover

You taught me about insecurity.

How deadly it is.

How it leaves love diseased and hollow.

 

I never loved you

Even though I wanted to.

 

I guess that’s 

Probably 

Why you resent me.

Because after weeks of falling

You looked up 

Out of the hole

You dug yourself

And saw me 

Standing

Smiling

With feet planted firmly

Far away from the emotions 

You wanted me to fall into.

 

I broke your heart twice.

Two hairline fractures.

But 

Believe me

It would’ve been worse

If I let you continue loving me.

 

I still think of you

The poems you wrote of me

And the song we shared.

 

I hope you forgive me

Enough

To talk to me

Someday.

 

 

My Lover

I met you at a time

I thought I could

Neither love nor be loved.

You proved me wrong.

 

You came

Like a whirlwind

Loud 

Determined

And tore apart 

The walls

That stood in my chest.

You prised open my heart

And made it your home.

 

You shared

With me 

Your fears and doubts

And I trusted you 

With age-old secrets

And the dreams of my youth.

 

All this while

You called me poison

Without realizing

That

Is exactly

What you are.

You lamented

Jokingly

About how I have 

You wrapped around

My finger.

I laughed

Not because it was funny

But because 

You didn’t know

I was wrapped around yours

As well.

 

You are  

My lover

My muse

I never want to lose you. 

 

 

 

(Twitter: @muyiwrites) 

 

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