poems

Speak Properly

They say Black and Brown people don’t “speak properly” Maybe because they are not used to what the truth sounds like   Funny how white people think they know what proper means I guess they’re good at that The proper way to cook without seasoning The proper way to appropriate culture The proper way to […]

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My Body

I go back and forth between loving my body and hating my body But I never stopped to think how my body feels about me Maybe it thinks it’s in an abusive relationship, me bringing flowers one day and hurting it the next Manipulating it into submission with emotional control   Are you ever going […]

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Bits

We live in a world where women are cursed for being naive but burned for being direct How do you let someone break you a hundred times and call it love? Find someone who is moved just as much by music as they are by the words in books and the stories of others You […]

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