I Taught Her (Outro)

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I taught her all I set out to

Three years it’s been,

Of incessant “love you too”

and hey, no gin!

 

Shocking,

That departure, was achieved.

Choking!

Even I hadn’t believed.

 

Yet in all fairness, the feat is remarkable

Remarkable because well, I was able

to disprove the biggest fable

but in the process lost my pebble

 

I must ask those of you who are present

whether there is weakness to be found in love

Whether love presents no presents

Or whether indeed true love is from above

 

Three years present no answer

except carefully embellished lies

that have caused me cancer

and taught me to distrust pretty eyes

 

In teaching her

I learnt a bit, myself

Of things that were.

The death of inner self.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By Jordan Tumwesigye

The stroke of the pen cures all pain The symbols on a page outlast age

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