A boy with dreams awakes from his sleep
yawns and stretches back to life
his fingers massage a smartphone’s screen
her greetings to reply
but what a boy would never know
the end is just began

A boy with dreams beckoned by sleep
yawns and sprawls on his bed
his fingers lay on his phone’s screen
paralyzed by her ‘au revoir’
a boy realized rather late
he’d chewed a poisoned bait.

It starts with a ‘Hi’
It ends with a ‘Bye’
Never one told a dreamer boy
That for every start, ending will deploy.

This is not a poem


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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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