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[tab id=1]I tread carefully for I can sense the web of friendship holding us together breaking
Can we ignore this feeling?
I walk on eggshells for our days as friends are numbered
Can we freely hold hands?
I tiptoe around the ever rising feelings within me threatening to burst
Can we freely hug?
I turn a blind eye to the vibrating feelings about to erupt
Can we innocently touch?
I mourn the death of our friendship and embrace the birth of our love
Can we innocently kiss?
I tear off the sails on this ship called friendship and let the love flow carry me to your arms
Can we move beyond friendship?[/tab]
[tab id=2]Nosisa Ngwata is an author and poetess.[/tab]