solivagant [soh-LIH-va-ghent]

Solivagant [soh-LIH-va-ghent] (adjective): To wander alone. This fun word comes from the Latin words “solus” meaning alone, and “vagans” meaning “wander.” There is something to be said about spending time outside in nature, alone.

i am alone
even my shadow
isn’t convinced that i am someone
worth following

i am obscure
even my ears
shut out the faint whispers of my
words of affirmation

i am sad
even happiness
argues that i am not someone
worth her thrill

i am empty
both mind & belly
do not count me worthy of
food for thought

i am you–solivagant
why do you hide behind metaphors
& clothe your scars
in rainbow colours?

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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