Chasing Shadows


Come out clean Josephine.
You claim you don't like Dave right? But we all notice the way you look at him and even talk about him with a beam of smile and Joy.
You seem restless each time you notice his absence, why is that?
Tell me why you are even more concerned about him than normal.
Since the day Dave excused you on our school trip to talk to you about something which I know nothing about, you haven't been yourself since then.
Isn't Dave the same human being you were claiming to dislike when we first got here?
So what's happening now? What suddenly changed?

If you can't give me answers to my questions then I will be left with nothing other than thinking that you have suddenly fallen for Dave. Yes, his charms have finally caught up with you Josephine, there is no denying it.
I have observed you for days now and I can say for sure that something is certainly up with you.
You can fool Dave or everyone else but you can't fool me. I have known you for quite some time now and I know when you like something and when you hate it.
Perhaps you disliked or hated Dave before but girl, I can't say the same about now and you know it, even your conscience is bullying you about this.

Come on Josephine! Why are you keeping silent? Why aren't you answering me?
Am I saying the truth? Or you wanna sweep this under the carpet as well?
Was it Dave all along? Or has it always been him? Could it be you liked him from the start and you were only pretending not to?
Come on! Speak up and say your mind.

And so what? Gloria? What if I like Dave?
What if I have suddenly fallen for him and his charms?
What if I knew this but decided to keep silent about it? Cause the truth is, I don't even know what I feel.
What if all along it wasn't hatred I felt for Dave?
What if I am not certain of what this really is?
How do I explain what I have no idea about?
How do I say I like someone I know nothing about?
I can't even accept this myself, talk more of letting another person know about it.
Just let it be Gloria, for all I know I may be chasing shadows.

Sleeping Ink...

Still your baby girl;


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             29 September 2021