stranded in a cold,dark place
alone,he hugs himself,shivering
a dull aching pain occupies the space
his heart used to be
rhythmic, a phantom heartbeat
shut from the warm,bright world
he occupies the shadows,licking his wounds
forever running away from light
a lone figure in the night sky
“I am alone,not lonely”,he tells himself
but who is he kidding?
when there is no one to lie to?
Written by:Bokang Kegorogile