stereotypes (ii)

i ask the artless at heart who a poet is

with a straight face, he replied:

”poets are people who live in a world different from all others-
a world of angst, drama, romance,
always talking in rhymes, imagery, ironies
and always in a state of deep thought.

they never just say what they mean
nor mean what they say

when they write of love they mean lust
when they write of death, they glow

pray tell, if this isn’t madness, what is?”

he shrugged

this is true of you
if the market woman can’t relate with your poetry

#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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