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Soberer

Are you sure about doing this?
Really, I’m not
You don’t have to, you know?
I’m going to
I’ll miss you
You don’t have to… do that
-But, oh, so am I, so am I

It’s just three days, though; we’ll wait.
Three days of hell, yea, can’t wait!
All you have to do, is hold on…
It’s that easy…
Till we meet… again
[Silence.]

I really have to learn to live without you
How romantic of you
I must
I’m hurt
I must learn to say no, to you
No. You can’t just do that
I will
[Silence]

I missed you last night, you know?
But I was also quite productive
Without you. You should know.
I’ve been able to do more,
And my desire to do more
Is growing, greater
Than the desire, to hold you, tighter…

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Benie Langat

Benie is a poet and fiction writer, living in Nairobi, Kenya. He shares thought-provoking discussions, and occasionally does spoken word poetry and plays. Benie is also a freelance content and article writer. A dreamer, he realizes a world of possibilities through stories and explores life in poetry.

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