POEM 338: OUT WHERE THE BRIGHT LIGHTS ARE GLOWING


out where the bright lights are glowing
you’re drawn like a child to a flame

you stare at the bottom of your glass thinking
and to a sky full of stars talking

you close your eyes, and see her,
so close to sight, to touch so far

you laugh as your wine, intoxicating,
fill your veins with butterfly wings

while in distance nearer than hell
demons whisper your native name

with the voice of rushing waters
out where the bright lights are glowing
you’re drawn like a child to a flame

out where the river is flowing
you drawn like steel in the lake

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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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