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The Most Beautiful Lie

The most beautiful lie is the one that never feels like a lie Sometimes there are no words to replace what’s been lost as a beautiful lie exposed becomes truth But the beauty of the lie makes it impossible to … Continue reading

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His Tortured Soul

  The headline screamed He was Tortured Before He Was Killed as if though he was tortured his entire life. Somehow the suffering he did when he was alive went unnoticed. No one heard his silent cries. He carried his … Continue reading

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Black Girls Are From the Future

They say black girls are from the future and I guess that must be true. It explains how you are able to look me in my eyes while denying me. Like you expect me to kick and scream and display … Continue reading

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A Poem in Two Movements

For the men I have loved and the sons I didn’t give birth to. The truth is not that I have been taught to not love you, the miracle is that I continue to love you, despite… Movement I How … Continue reading

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Lovers of the Dead

When did we become lovers of the dead? Where did we learn to sugar coat early deaths? Supplanting the celebrations of life in order to make room for celebrations of lives unfinished. How did we teach you that there was … Continue reading

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belle homme noir

The fathers hold their children in their bellies/ they ingested them whole. Icarus’ revenge knows no end. You can see the lines etched in their skin/ unfulfilled lives exist in the grooves of their age lines. In the war some … Continue reading

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