TO MY EX By Adekunle Adeniyi

Written by Editor

Let me hide under the fading shadow
Of this vague thing called history
To draw back the hand of time
If memory fails, the pains you left to kill me
Reminds me of where we once were.

Dear Ex-lover. The day you left,
You took enough of me with you
To leave me broken. I wailed
In the coven of shattered solitude as
I emptied the ocean of my loneliness with teaspoon.

Dear ex, our past is now closed behind us
Like the darkness behind my wet eye lid
The honeyed future we once hope to leap into has
Dissolve into a foggy smoke of nothingness.

Before I finally bury you
In the ashes of my forgotten past
Give back to me, the pieces of myself
That I don’t have, which you took with you.

Don’t come back, thinking I still have “it” for you
You are a blown-out flame, with dissolved smoke
I hope no seed in my loins will ever know
The down tone of a last conversation with an ex
Dear ex, I ‘’broke-up’’ to avoid a ‘’Break-down’’.

About the author


Bada Yusuf Amoo holds B.A in Literature in English from Obafemi Awolowo University, he is the publisher of thespeakingheart.com. He started the website in 2015, he has published both his works and other budding writers and poets on the website. He is a public commentators and his articles are on different websites.