Sour Love Is Like Old Clothes

Erimma, 
I learnt a something new. I’ll tell you…


to keep all your old friends is like keeping all your old clothes,
pretty soon your closet is so jammed
and everything so crushed you can’t find anything to wear. 

I met you new on the showcase of love I bought you, 
not with a price, but with a batter of hearts.

In cold nights you kept me warm
I cherished you, kept you clean, tanned your beauty in the sun,
patched you up when you were torn and switched roles to keep you warm.

Tell me, wasn’t mutual our love?
Why appear abused and worn?

So, like old clothes I’m sending you off.
Go, someone somewhere needs you, his nude to clothe too.

#Pengician #SSA

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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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