There are days when the only place I want to be is beside you

Days when I beg you not to get out of bed

Because then the cuddling ends and the warmth leaves with you

Days when I shudder at the thought of being overwhelmed by the cold

Because I fear the warmth may never return


But I’m glad today isn’t one of such days

Today, for the first time in a long time I do not miss you

I do not wish to lay next to you

And I do not care for the cold

Today I choose to cuddle with reality

Not scared to admit that I feel empty


Two halves of a whole we were meant to be

And now we’re apart I feel ripped apart

But it is too late for regrets


I guess this is the part where I let time be my rebound

I let it heal my wounded soul

And mend my broken heart

I let it patch up the cracks


I guess today is the day I finally realize

That nothing good can come from loving you.

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Pencilmarks and Scribbles Magazine was founded in 2017 by Clara Jack to be a home for African writers, asking them to come as they are and giving them room for growth. The publication aims to give back to the Nigerian Literary scene for the things it has given us.