The Anthology Of Breaking: I Am Not Afraid

I am not afraid

I am close to being free

I am embarrassed by the shit that I used to put up with


I have to leave you

I have to leave you

Because I can’t shrink enough

Because I can’t be enough

Because I can’t walk on eggshells

Because they broke you so badly and I can’t love you back together again


I have to leave you because I used to be happier

Because I used to be happy

Because my mood was more constant

Because I had less anxiety

Because I slept through the night

I have to leave you

I love you less with each fight

Writer: Nomfundo Shezi     Photo by Christopher Sardegna on Unsplash