I sold my thirst to the river goddess
She gave me water in plenty.

I sold my hunger to Ani
He gave me yam in plenty.

I sold my desires to Cupid
The retard kid of kids
gave me a rose with spikes

I sold my life to Christ
He promised paradise,
but that’s until I die.

I sold my existence to gods and beliefs
They gave me fear and fantasies.

Glossary: Ani (Igbo) – god of land.

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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