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POEM 356:

etched in my soul are desires 

I dread to satisfy;
each frown, a smile imploded
grafted in my eyes are quests 
I dread to chase;
each blink, a tear hoarded
scribbled on my palms 
are songs that make my psalms;
each victory, a war you dreaded.
so, when darkness spreads over your sky
like dust in harmattan,
do not gaze around like a lost monkey in alien forests,
just remember I am the dawn you rejected
and those desires unmet,
quests unseen
psalms unsung
shall ever haunt, hunt, hurt

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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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