you carry God in your mouth,
and whenever the doors of your mouth open,
i am shaken, ruptured and
stunned at just how strong you have
made yourself become.
somewhere in me, a city is collapsing
because you said my name too loud
and i wasn’t built to withstand you.
Michael Akuchie is a poet who hails from Eastern Nigeria. When he’s not drowning inside the endless pages of Stephen King novels, he writes poetry.
He loves cartoons and books.