Poetry

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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

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A Verse To Sex

The clothes are off and your heart pounds. There is a touch of skin and your members are awoken. The tongue is unleashed and your chops are welcoming. There is

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ON NIGHTS LIKE THIS…NIGHTS OF SIN

On nights like this I become a sis Kneeling before a dick Hormones oozing sporadic I become, to others, a Sin * On other nights, I cry Wanting nothing but

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MISPLACED LOVE

You’ll know someone is THE ONE If your heart knocks your ribcage when they’re near This Sandra says *  My heart yearns for you alone My soul craves you, Ekene