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what if I tell you your life’s been a dream,
and soon you’ll awake to the reality of inexistence?

what if I tell you that life is just a puff from God’s cigar,
and soon you’ll be one with invisible air?

what if I tell you that your flesh is just a cover for your broken spirit
that will soon go extinct at the birth of death?

what if earth and all planets that be, are pebbles in the ‘ayo’ of gods;
and soon the game would be over?

what if reality is just fantasy staged in present tense?

what if the creator is a witty illusionist playing chess
with timelines of our existence?

these are not rhetoric,
they are answers with question marks


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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