POEM 253: 
if you can explain colours to the blind
you’ll save yourself from a sorry life


a boy lifts his eyes above his perspective
and catches a glimpse of floating beauty

a boy’s heart stops to beat
and assumes the think role

creating curves and wandering hands

simulating soundtracks of cloudy nines

filing into black holes a one eyed man

a boy is lost…
until a closer gaze

a boy adjusts his lenses
in remembrance to yesterday’s lessons

a closer look
zoom in
zoom out

a boy sees scars in beautiful lines
and masked cracks in smile curves

a boy notices the bum don’t bounce
and perhaps, the hips doth lie

a boy shrugged and remembered
‘if you can explain colours to the blind
you’ll save yourself from a sorry life’

a boy lowers his eyes below his belt
and tucks his member into it’s sheath.

30, a collection of poems by Jaachi Anyatonwu banner
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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