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The Fragility of Memory

the shock of casting a familiar gaze upon a strange face trapped in unrembering the life you want to continue to know to hold dear discovering that memory is fragile like a robin’s egg revealing a new life one where … Continue reading

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Blood on Your Fingers

The word no needs no translation or legislation just listen for the resistance and know tears and resistance are never signs of submission we never accepted the position you forced us into because we know you will one day claim … Continue reading

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Love Letter From Me

Sometimes love is like a fist, it can break through the veil of eternity A faint feathery whisper that brushes the cheek like the back of a hand The tip of Love’s fingertip tracing against an unsuspecting cheek The dizziness … Continue reading

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How I Know

When I stop counting that’s when I know Three years we spent together falling in love with love twenty-three times squared the number of times marriage was discussed four missed opportunities from before we ever met twelve late night talks … Continue reading

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Pray

We thought we’d finally found love. Our delusions made us easy prey. Pray that when this is all over we will still believe. We will still long to feel love in our bones, love with no coverups. Naked. The kind … Continue reading

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Scars

Less than 24 hours ago, two sisters were killed by the husband of one of the women. Two days before that, a school teacher and one of her students was killed by her husband. A day before that another woman … Continue reading

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Whispered Memories

I hear you whisper memories in my ear like death you will not go away. I press the pause button continuously but still your words vibrate in my ear, a nonstop loop of promises you never could keep. Poetry is … Continue reading

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The Flat Tire

Sometimes a black bodied woman is just a woman no menace no slut no thug no whore no bitch but a poet who wrestles with a world that seeks to define her using the words she so values and where … Continue reading

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Hold My Hand

Here hold my hand. Take me where you go. But don’t let go of my hand. Where you go I will follow. I will close my eyes, take a deep breath, inhale your scent your smile your spirit. My only … Continue reading

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The Principal

For her. I apologize for not being there to save you. Locked in a tight space the two of us together Power & Submission, sentries that stand guard. But they’re not there to watch over me. He touched me & … Continue reading

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