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Saying Goodbye by Charl Landsberg

Charl Landsberg | Aug 16th, 2018 | poetry | No Comments

Poem

I’ve said my goodbye.
Cried again.
Cried some more.
My lungs are raw.
This, somehow worse than before.
I lie to myself,
tell myself,
it will be better this time around.
Still alert to the sound of your voice.
Letting you go, slowly.
Again, the difficult choice.
I miss you.
I miss you.
It’s only been an hour.

Poet Bio

Charl Landsberg is a transgender and nonbinary South African poet, musician, writer, and queer rights activist whose work is concerned with many subjects such as love, feminism, food, fantasy, and sometimes the plain old strange.

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