Boy Echo

Boy Echo

Boy Echo 2075 1167 Michael Akuchie

boy is single      boy is a no-name town     he kisses death welcome

or desolation      boy is allergic to sunlight      boy wears darkness

on a starry night     boy is dewy eyed     happiness is a fuel emptied

out &    & so he dates a cigarette     rolls up a miracle    comfort dressed

in smoke     boy calls out frustration    aloneness too &   & sadness

he mourns their roasting flesh     smell of worlds burning    worlds

boy has been cursed to tour    boy is a mixed feeling     warm with

love      cold with unmatched silence

boy does not continue like life     on stormy nights he visits depression

understands the language of a life torn apart    boy sails on smoke

bursts into light    & takes up the role of an echo     boy is louder now

a ghost town      capable of a deafening silence

Header photograph © Asher.

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  • Boy Crisis and Boy Echo – The Hellebore 04/30/2019 at 9:47 pm

    […] Editor’s Note: boy echo was previously published in Barren Magazine. […]

  • Michael Akuchie 10/22/2018 at 7:08 pm

    Thank you! ❤

  • Michael Akuchie 10/22/2018 at 7:07 pm

    Thank you.

    Thank you!

  • Joseph Chimezie 10/22/2018 at 12:55 pm

    Michael writes in an unexplainable manner. I have read poems, real good poems but there is this thing his poems do to my soul. They can be anything you want them to be; music, pillow, food, company or a friend…. Michael’s voice is as exciting as his poems are refreshing. I can’t ever stop reading him, it’d mean death to my mind. This, right here, is poetry. Keep writing, young powerful poet. You’re fearless and we can see that in yiur poems.

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