how a shy boy woos a loud girl


because he lives in a world of flippant tongues

and itchy ears, a shy boy tucks in his voice

and learns to speak in the language of silence

…until love came tapping on his door
she reeled out her tales like s seasoned orator;
he replied in the language of the rain drops
she sung a song in pitches soprano high;
he whispered in the language of the flowers, 
teaching her nostrils the music of fragrance
she chanted her desires like a voodoo priestess
swinging her hips in sync with her lips;
he whistled ‘I love you’ in the melody birds
floating in the language of the morning breeze
she moans a thousand words from dawn to dusk
she talks, she talks, she never stops;
he gestures to the of the ocean’s waves,
expressing his in aqua language
with many words she expressed love
to this shy and silent boy;
he spoke to her with eye contact, 
and expressed his with hearty smiles.

#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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