Ten things that come with loving you.
When I tell you about the ghost that lives inside my body,
About depression being a steep side you cannot see, this is the part of my story where everybody
Your lonely is the kind of lonely
I aspire to be.
You wear depression
on your face
You are the kind of man I thirst for
The ones I think
I will die trying.
Love is never fully enough to give to you,
we need something like
to say am yours.
So I give myself, lay myself
as a price
but even Christ wouldn’t!,
when it feels like,
Loving you is like
loving a ghost house,
You are scary and everything within me and outsides
But my heart keeps me glued to this haunted house which as become you.
Sometimes your depression is like a bear
I have to walk around on my toes in order not to prick my legs on the bottles you broke during your mood swings
you are the bear,
My teddy warmy bear and I just want to hug you
but in the process you want to suck the life out of me.
- On the days you come back happy,
I wonder how you could be happy without me been around, my prayer turns from praying that you should
To wanting you to be
- Am I miserable?
No, I just spend most of my days thinking of falling off a cliff and you weeping over my dead body.
- I love you
I really do
To be happy,
But not a happy without me.
Bio: Ejiro Edward is a student, writer, and a passionate lover of the arts. She lives in Lagos Nigeria and spends are leisure time writing. She loves to travel, and sees art as the deepest form of changing the world. Her works have appeared in Praxis and kalahari. She’s also a regular contributor on the naked conversations.