Written by Victorine Ndinda
I have been thinking, asking myself
If I had a chance, just one more chance
To have you back in my life, again
What would I do differently?
How differently would I love you?
I would wake you up every morning
With a kiss.
Make you breakfast, your favourite;
2 slices of bread, 2 pieces of nduma,
2 sugars to go with your hot cup of white tea
I would cook you your favourite dish;
Ugali, sukuma and fish
I would appreciate your hard work,
Trying to make me happy,
To keep up with the Kamau’s
Our rich neighbours
See love, I never knew that the Kamau’s
Were heirs to a great family fortune
And so we could never compete with them
Every day, I see couples at our favourite spot
Downtown, at the Coffee House
Laughing, touching and sharing secret smiles
Like we used to
I don’t blame the accident, or God
We’d taken a break,
To ‘think our relationship through’
‘See if we are right for each other’
It was my suggestion of course.
13 days ago.
See love, that day you had that accident on Thika road?
On your way to meet me?
That was the day I was to tell you
That those 13 days had been unbearable
Because for the first time,
In the two years we were together
I realised that I can’t live without you.
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