from ‘sonless’ father to his fatherless son


dear son,
when next your heartbeat stutter
at the sight of a beautiful flower,

pause,

then

hold your breathe for a second
zoom in on her petals
look, no, stare closer

do not dwell on the beautiful fragrance
that assault your nasals

look, no, stare closer
find a flaw

and when you find her flaw
fall in love with it

in her flaws
lies the beauty of her flower

not all roses are red, my son,
do not forget to remember

for a love that never taste sour
is a flower without petals

with love,
the dad you never had


#Pengician #SSA

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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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