Stay

I watched you walk across the room as my heart wept.
Stay, I whispered.
You let go of the door and paused for what felt like forever.
So I pleaded…
Stay.
Still you stood there – silent.
I drew closer and hugged your back.
You took my hands in yours and placed them against your chest.
You said nothing.
Stay…
The only word these lips could utter as my tears wet your back.
I wept…
You left.

-Mamello Maitse

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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

How do I walk away

How do I walk away
How do I leave you behind
I dont know how to pretend
Pretend you don’t exist
Pretend I don’t love you…
Holding on to you seems foolish
But letting go feels illogical
How do I let you go when every fibre in my being tells me you are mine
Mine to me
How do I abandon these memories when thoughts of you so easily invade my mind
How do I love another when my heart is filled with your essence
Tell me
How do I walk away
How do I leave you behind

– Mamello Maitse