POEM 115: REVERSE

Helplessly
I watched you sail into distant seas
fading
slowly from my eye reach.
I think I’m on playback
or does the sea backwards flow?
I still see you
in my memories
Sailing away in reverse order,
fading
slowing into my arms reach.
Whatever we were
I still remember who we were.
I thought I’d let go
But my mind in reverse replays memories my heart cannot delete.
They never grow old

– Stefn Sylvester Anyatonwu
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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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