that boy who has the devil in him,
whose voice is likened to cherubic orchestra,

he, with witty wanton words, whispered:
‘you’re the girl of my dreams’

her toes curled,
her innards, mush,

sparkles of fireflies,
she could feel the butterflies

she believe him,
defense walls caved in,
she gave in

he stopped sleeping,

that boy who has the devil in him.


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30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ
Jaachị Anyatọnwụ 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. Jaachị 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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