this war unending
this gun ever firing

this jungle under siege
this trench is no more safe

this war is as real
as air in my nostril

but this war isn’t on the ground,
it’s in my mind,

i am a soldier of my mind,
fighting a war i didn’t start

nuclear are the warheads,
it’s span is until grey hairs

year in, year out,
both sides hold ground,

and to be honest,
it doesn’t look like the end is anywhere soonest

i die here

#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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