GOODBYE TO US; TO OUR MEMORY
Today I woke up not with the thoughts of
Having to live with you but to live without you,
Unlike every other day it wouldn’t be about you
Or maybe it would but in a totally different way,
Although this feeling doesn’t bring much comfort
But the little comfort it brings surpasses any grief.
I won’t lie that you never took a portion of me with you
Just in the same way you left a portion of you with me,
These are reminders of what we both once had together
And you could decide to hold on to what you’ve left of me
But as for me what I have left of you wouldn’t live with me.
I lied to myself when I said I couldn’t live without you
Or maybe that doesn’t necessarily mean I’d live with you,
But I guess now I’ve to thread the path of living without you,
I am actually still not doing perfectly fine but I’m living.
Images of our memory won’t fit into my tomorrow’s frame,
I’ve left every bit of it into my purchased sack of yesterday
And today I’ll perform a cremation to give it a befitting burial
While I bid a perfect farewell to it so there won’t be any going back.
I really do not know how you would be feeling without me,
All I can only tell is that here I am feeling not so better but
quite better a little miles from feeling worse without you
Oh! We might never have thought it would turn out like this,
I’m also in awe but then it’s a goodbye to us and our memory.
ADEWALE OLAYEMI. M
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