Today, the fourteenth day of May 2020 would be exactly two years since I published my second collection of poems in 2018.

On several occasions, while sweetness lasted, friends and fans asked the following questions:

“Hey Jaachi, who’s Sweetness?”

“What’s this Sweetness thing about, man?”

Sweetness is an affectionate pet name for someone I once loved.

She was everything sweet, so much I grin like a happy lad along with the elongated blink of her small eyes, while pouting out her lips slightly for kisses we ne’er had.

Let’s call her, Ebo.

Ebo gave me butterflies flowers were jealous of, because they’ve never (since creation) attracted such rainbow tinted butterflies.

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She was a powerful emotional and verbal aphrodisiac that calmed my nerves when hurt becomes bitter…and should’ve been used sparingly!

But, I took an overdose of her; so much poems oozed from every pore of me while Sweetness lasted.

‘Sweetness’, the collection of 43 poems was birthed from a series of poems I scribbled while swimming in the ripple effect of Ebo’s bitter-sweet love.

This is a rich collection of 43 poems narrating the rise and fall of love, like tidal waves.

It’s a mixture of WOW! AWN! and AW!

A great read, I guarantee you. Need some sweetness? Order now!👇🏾👇🏾👇🏾

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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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