I almost became that man’s second wife
I twisted my underwear here and there
I hynoptised myself that he was the one
I always thought of him.
Whenever he sent me a text message
“I suit you like the cover of a jerican”
I would swing my hips to his tune
He was my man.
I waited for him at the roadside
my heart excited every time
and my mind would let me down
I would only think of my beloved.
At night, I thought about this man and his wife
whatever they would be doing
I winced every time I thought he also called her, latona
I turned here and there with no sleep
I looked for traces of him in my bed
Only emptiness welcomed me.
I waited for my intelligence to return
My mother did not teach me to be second
I am a good person
What is happening to me?
This man has sent me another text
“my world revolves on your heart”
Today, I will hold my heart in my palm
Squeeze it to give it some sense.
I will not do what it wants
I will do what my mind wants.
Link to the Italian translation