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because, feminine?
you’re toxic
you deplete his ozone layer with hurtful words
you nag dawn to dusk like a diarrheic parrot

he thought you were ascorbic
look how your presence makes him sick

he loves you and would rather stay than take a walk
love is a tale of sour sweetness.

because, masculine?

you are a raging volcano
that erupt at every little snap

while good men send roses to their dames
you throw a punch at her waist

she thought you were her aphrodisiac
look how your presence kills her smile

she loves you and would rather stay than take a walk
love is a tale of many brokenness


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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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