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THE ERRAND BOY


Write me a poem about an errand boy

of how the master said to his boy

“Get ready your kite, for tomorrow,
you’d share nickels down the road”

Into the street dashed errand boy
his kinky blond hair glistering in the sun
he mounted his kite with a wrinkled grin
and flew into Kogi’s sky as the master’s bidden
When he arrived the market square
he staggered down and with carefree flare
Nickels he threw into their
faces, like trash to the fire
With haste, he mounted his kite 
feedback, for the master, to recite
But the errand boy’s kite 
was swept off the sky
Must have been some sort of a force, technological
whatever it was, master’s unaware,
so let us blame the rainmaker
and the market woman who sells umbrella

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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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