If the door from the front opens not
Look back
I am behind you.

After the first poem I broke loose
The walls disappeared
The green branches outside the window
Became the staircase
Upon which I stepped out of
The broken chains
I look at you with eyes which
However hard you try
You cannot read…

You are looking for a Lie
In my eyes
Whereas you ought be looking
In there
For the Truth

I will not return.

– Che Chidi Chukwumerije.


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2 thoughts on “OUTSIDE THE HOLD

  1. This poem almost left me in tears — the “I will not return” just tore me out of my frame. Maybe I need to start reading your tags BEFORE I read your poems so I can prepare myself.


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