A case of you

I remember that time that you told me, you said
“Love is touching souls”
Surely you touched mine ’cause
Part of you pours out of me
In these lines from time to time

– Joni Mitchell

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I see me…

I see me…
Until now all I saw was you
All I thought was you
All I felt was you
My life was you

My existence was your shadow
Lingering at your side but never able to reach you
Confined to being with you without having you

I see me…
All of me
Unmarred by your memory
Free from the person who worshipped you

I see ME…
Me without you

– Mamello Maitse

“Loving you was the most exquisite form of self destruction”

our love…
exists.
our love exists,
behind closed doors,
behind four walls
that push up against my lungs
squeezing until I suffocate.
our love exists while you
stand there and stare,
open mouthed
unable to accept
the fact that you denied
a delicate butterfly
the right to take off
that you set fire to a field
of tulips that were begging
for new fallen rain.
you touch me with electricity,
but i am used to this burn.
i am used to this broken feeling;
the feeling after your wings have been
plucked off
and every last layer of skin
has been set on
fire.

– By Alex