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I wrote a message today.

Didn’t press send.

Too afraid of what it would entail.


I thought of something to say.

Kept it to myself.

Too afraid of how it might sound.


I felt something in me.

Pushed it away.

Too afraid of what it would mean.


I keep losing every day.

But it’s fine.

I’m not afraid of the same hurts.

About Nthato Morakabi

Nthato Morakabi is a South African born, published author working as a Technical Writer for Everlytic and a writer for Gamecca Magazine. He has published short stories both internationally and locally, and is hoping to publish a novel in the near future. He is an avid reader, inspired blogger, and an aspiring digital artist.

7 responses »

  1. The emotion this conveys is amazing. We have all felt this (I don’t have a name for it) way. Beautiful poem.

  2. So lovely. Funny how we like to keep those old hurts close, like we can control them somehow then.

  3. Mind blown. Possibly my favorite of your writings. It’s dense and tragic and a mirror in which most, if not all of us, can see ourselves.


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