You reopened a chapter,

In a book clothed in dusty brown coat,

Forgotten and abandoned,

Somewhere in my heart.

That book is my pain!

You remind me of a blast from the past.

It’s the story of what I am now,

And why you might never know how,

I became this sour,

Nursing an unending sore.

I’m drained of sweetness,

Left of nothing but sourness.

I love you too much,

To have tasted such.

I just can’t love you back

You are worth more than this black.


Esther Kalu
Esther Kalu Ndidi also known as Rukenny is budding poet, short story writer, content writer, freelance writer and journalist who explores her love for writing with the scribbles from her heart, with the aim of impacting positive change. She is a student of Mass Communication in Yaba College of Technology, Lagos. Esther blogs at Rukenny's Secrets.