POEM 271: TOXICITY
“walk your walk and don’t look back”
Temi’s voice echoed once again

I am tempted to turn around,
just one more glance

but the stern expression of her voice
was punctuated with a jot.

and the strong tone of her face
was wrapped in harsh sound waves.

“walk your walk!
                y o u r walk!!
                              your w a l k!!!”

…and I did take a walk away from toxicity.

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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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