I cannot bring myself

To look up these days;

I am scared that they

Will not meet my gaze,

I am afraid that if

And when they will

Look my way

The glint of detachment

In their faraway eyes

Shall give them away,

For it happens every time

When someone surrenders

And looks up to engage,

Only to find out that they

Were not quite ready

To hold a gaze.


“We are sometimes dragged into a pit of unhappiness by someone elseโ€™s opinion that we do not look happy.”

Mokokoma Mokhonoana

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