Poetry

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THE KIND OF LOVE YOU DESERVE

You have come to know Like a gleam that stretches the closer you get to the light You have become aware of the truth Seen it, held it, cradled it

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My Love Life…A Secret

As a young child, I was taught the rights where I could never have it wrong I heard enough, too much to know what I felt in the eyes of

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Let’s Fuck And Get Verbal

Moan when I enter you Call me your daddy Tell me how big I am Let your face and eyes be mobile and expressive Gasp, sigh, yelp, pant, moan Tell

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Sleeping Next To Beauty

Beauty is beautiful Blessed with the true richness of an African Glistening melanin Thick, curly, woolly hair in a fashionable haircut Features carved in smallness; small eyes, lips and ears

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You Ask Me: “Who Do You Think You Are?”

The essence of life Of the life we claim to hold dear Lies in our conformity In our ability to shrink ourselves Become less of who we are Morph into

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Kyler Prescott’s Profound Poem About Identity

In 2015, 14-year-old transgender boy, Kyler Prescott, aged 14 was found dead in his bedroom at his family home in Sa Diego. Kyler was born biologically female but only felt

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Body Cartography

Your body is a piece of parchment paper And you are the cartographer Inscribing small lines across it Each line is portentous A memory made into an etching Of the

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JUST TO FALL IN LOVE WITH YOU

Just to fall in love… I don’t want to walk. I have no interest in running. And I wish not to fly. Each breath that I take slows with the

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The Ritual Prayer Of Malediction

The Hereafter, Like a Dirge: The hereafter like a dirge comes calling softly Mighty Father, we have sacrificed Let us not die till we reach old age Mighty Father, God

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The Truth About You

You’re not the perfect one for me. You’re the rightest one. And no, I don’t mean that in the very sense of the word I’m talking about how you fit