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ABIA

Umuahia is a malnourished widow,

Aba flaunts her bad and dirty roads, 
to the admiration of ndi uwa.
But like a psychotic florist, 
Ikpeazu creates many flower derangement
instead of paving the roads and clearing the dirt.
n’ogugu steeti niile di na ala Naijiria,
Abia steeti kwesiri ibu ndi mbu
mana anyi bu ndi ikpeazu
anyi nwe ndi umbulari 
ma nwekwa ndi aziza
ya na ndi okuko
mana anyi enweghi ndi mmadu
biko, how long shall this continue?

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Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachi Anyatonwu is a poet, editor, and publisher living in the suburbs of Aba. He is the author of numerous poetry chapbooks and collections, and the Editor-In-Chief of Poemify Publishers Inc. Jaachi is passionate about discovering new voices and mentoring emerging poets. He is also a fierce advocate for the boy child and sexually molested.

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