Poetry

Forsaken Explorer

“I am so loving and open and love
for me is infinite, so I don’t know why all I’ve ever learnt about love is that
mine is not enough.” – Kathleen Joy


Everything I write about you,
goes straight to the recycle bin.
This is where you belong,
with your tender eyes and
your firm hands.

You reside in the place where
forgotten things go,
to linger among the things I am
afraid to face,
to remain pending until I am at
my most vulnerable.


With my guard down and frail arms
clutching at straw,
this is when I click restore,
and for that moment you are set
apart
Set apart from the forgotten.

So I take in the memories
a reflection of reality,
to soothe my withered soul.

Your words on my brain
finding their way into my art.
Your touch on my heart
reminding the silly organ to
continue beating.


Then… poison.
It is all poison,
this is not reality.

I favour some memories over the
others,
the ones of your sunken face,
watching me walk away.
Never the ones of your stoic face
pushing me away with one look.

This is reality,
the fact that you should, could,
would be here.
But you aren’t.

The fact that I take in a deep
breath,
every time I meet someone new
hoping they’ll smell just like
you.


And even though they never do,
they’ll find a way to take your place
and be the new folder on my
desktop.
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6 Comments

  • Reply kateeba tanya August 7, 2013 at 6:07 am

    some memories are just meant to stay there..in the recycle bin…This is breathtaking

  • Reply Nora Kirabo August 7, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    That's true. Thank you 🙂

  • Reply Mbabazi October 27, 2013 at 8:51 pm

    I know i cant comment and say the same things on evry post but its true. You write beautifully Nora

  • Reply Nora Kirabo October 28, 2013 at 12:46 pm

    As always, I am truly grateful 🙂

  • Reply evelyn karungi August 5, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I literally want to enter your writing side of your heart and then have a convo with it… sooooo gooodddddd as always

  • Reply Nora Kirabo August 6, 2014 at 11:47 pm

    And you will 🙂 *Counting down to December*

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