A whole year has gone by without a single post and it feels strange, like coming home after a long stint overseas. But apart from the obvious pandemic issues, I had a good enough reason. Getting a book published is an arduous process and I’m happy that 2020 wasn’t all wasted. For those interested, my second book, ‘The Silence Between‘ is available on Amazon worldwide. I’d love your feedback, so please get yourselves a copy, read at leisure and let me know what you think.
So now that that kind of busyness is out of the way, and since April is the official poetry writing month (#NaPoWriMo), I’ve decided to resume on a poetic note. Here’s my first offering of the month.
A PRACTICAL KIND OF LOVE
I’m done with romanticizing
a longing for what is no more there
Why must I keep the nights that
tore my insides apart like
flowers pressed in favourite books
and call it nostalgia?
Let me walk lightly, be practical
It is my problem that I care
You’re not the one to pine for me or
interrupt your busyness just for love
So take my memory and make
a mad, roaring bonfire of it
And if you still aren’t warm at night
I’ll write you something pretty.
~ Renica Rego aka Zara