Last Rays by Tenebris


Things look darker now

The sights that used to brighten my days

Are now the causes for clouds above my head

The sounds I loved to listen to

Are now nothing but static in my ears

The supple skin I loved rubbing my hands on

Now feels like I’m simply rubbing an ice cold stone

You’re here yet not

I smile at your actions

Yet you’re no longer the focus of my attention

I try to act cool at everything

Yet I’m scared

At myself?

At you?

I don’t know

We’re going seperate ways yet you can’t even sense it

It makes me think

Was everything we went through just a fleeting moment

A figment of my imagination?

Do I love you?

I don’t know

Can I be without you?

I can’t imagine it 

Yet something seems to be slipping out of my hands

I sit and watch the sun set 

It’s fading last rays 

Mirroring your lights fading in me

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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.