By Lydia Kagwi

Photo By Kila Smyth

She’s moved on now 
And I’m trying to convince myself 
That’s a good thing. 

I have a new job now
I’m still sad but in a new way
And that’s a good thing, I think.

I’ve been writing more poetry than ever before
And I swear this time, 
It’s a good thing,

Nothing like the last time. 
My hand isn’t aching so bad
Not as much as my heart anyways,

I’ve been giving it away a lot more recently
I always think it’s a good thing 
Until I get it back – in pieces. 

You would laugh if you could see it now
It’s nothing like how you left it
I doubt you’d recognise it
And I’m undecided if that’s a good thing.

Lydia Kagwi

Lydiah Kagwi is a 21-year-old from Kildare currently studying French and Italian at UCD.

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