For a long time now

I have been inhabited by ghosts

So long that they became part of me

A part of who I am

And what I have to give

Now that they threaten to leave me

I am afraid

Afraid of what life would be

Without them

Because for a long time

They’ve been keeping me safe

They made me forget

What it’s like to be heartbroken

Keeping my tears

To become an unrestrained river

My mind to be too absorbed

By someone else than myself

And yet they dare to say that

The time has come

For me to fly on my own  again

Disregarding my hopelessness

Disrespecting my feelings

 

Ja Fa

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