As the wind blows
Your stride slows
You look me in the eyes
You never asked for a girl nobody could see
You never thought you would fall for a girl who believed in staying invisible
I knew what was coming.
It had been coming for a very long time
I had only wanted for you to take the initiative to initiate the inevitable .
I have missed you very much
I may not have convinced you but my heart is very much persuaded
I have tried to be strong
But it’s been quite long
That strong & unbreachable security system that took me years to put up
You broke in, stole & left.
I want to cry
Looking at your face, I dare not try.
I can’t stop shivering
My lips continue uncontrollably quivering
I may be happy you’re back
But I know you are no where near the same emotions as I.
You smile just once
It is strained, a bittersweet smile
I now realise that you were never coming back
You chose not to remain my friend, no looking back.
You did not come to ask me if we could get back together.
No. You came to make it clear that you would be out of my life & gone forever.
Poems by Ifeoma Ofuani.
(In a state of heart-break but purely fictional).
– Being Invisible, [Poetry].