I’m trying to convince myself that I’m not losing you

I could feel you slip away the moment you picked up your morning coffee.

I felt the affection from you weaken as you put your shoes on

I can feel every inch of me wanting to break down on the floor and crumple into a scrunched up paper ball on your rug.

I can feel my eyelids wanting to shut tight, stopping the tears from streaming.

Every second of this feeling, this sense of knowing from routine that something isn’t right.

She pushes her hair behind her ears. Says “Have a good day” to me.

But I know it’s not going to be a good day.

I can’t fight the surge of anaesthetic like feeling through my bloodstream. I felt numb.

When she closes the door behind her, she’ll be in the arms of another.


Truth untold

I saw you today and said hello
While all the pain of our goodbye
Was swallowing me whole

You looked as beautiful as you weren’t mine
It hurt to realise that nothing had changed
And my heart still requires an intervention divine

You apologised, you had to be on your way
I smiled and replied “It’s okay ”
When what I needed was for you to stay.

Photo off my Instagram: @tiffanytpoetry



Hello Stranger

Hello Stranger,

I dare not say.

Because I fear

I’d get carried away.


I’d look into your eyes,

And read into your smile,

And your lips do entice,

Until breathing stops for a while.


Hello Stranger,

I should not say.

For you’re a traveller,

And cannot stay.


Our paths may never coincide,

Your face I may never again see.

Except in photographs that excite,

While my heart remains with me.



Photo taken off my Instagram: tiffanypapercut