30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu banner
Ballon d’Or
because i know my days are numbered
like football jersey
i run with the single purpose
of netting the ball in the net
soon, this 90 years
of running around the sales pitch
from post to post
past obstacles swift and slow
on hay and dust
unto green grasses
the weight of it all
out the hurt
hard from the corner
netting it in!
shall my victory song
ring among spectators
soon, i’ll be ballon d’Or
until then,
it’s game time
[i’ll smile later]
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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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