I love you lul

Written by: louzana nubani

And she cried
Tears burning down her face
With eyes blazing into me
Tearing me into halves
And I remembered—
Looking down at myself in the pool
Where she opened the window a thousand times
To wave to me, Goodnight
“I love you lul” she shouted
“I love you too” I replied
Going to sleep
I woke up and sat on my desk
She came to me again 
Kissed me on the cheek
“I love you lul” she spoke
“I love you too” I replied
Going upstairs, sitting on my laptop
She came to me again and again and……again
I love you lul, I love you lul 
Those words that uttered in my ear
That made up my day
 Just as she came to kiss me again on the cheek
“Don’t” I said, “Your voice is fading, and you may infect me”
“But….”she replied “I’m not sick, I’m not sick” 
“No you are!” “Get away from me!”
As I sent her away, with tears dripping down her face “I loved you lul”
She cried, after all she’s a nine year old kid, she must cry
I went to her bed, found her crying still
“Don’t cry 7bibi Juju” I uttered “I love you, don’t cry”
She clang to my shirt and hugged me
Tears still streaming down her face “I love you lul” 
But those were tears of happiness, of delight
“I love you too” I spoke