Poem: Forget Me In the Headlines

You forgot my name already, Reduced me to my complexion. My skin, Mahogany, Caramel, Umber, Means I don't have a story. My body, Riddled with bullets, Beaten, Raped, Stolen, Cold, Lies within the earth. My spirit, Trapped. Justice, Non-existent. I had a purpose. I have a name. You don't use my name. To you, My [...]

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Noise Sensitivity

Loud noises all around me, I cannot escape their grasp. An overwhelming flood in my ears, My hands cannot drown the sound. Loss of concentration. Loss of peace. I hear too many things. Voices, music, horns, and bells, they are just too much for me. Please turn it down. I'm sorry I asked. See, I [...]

Poem: I Owe You Nothing

My curves and my smile were not made for you you are not entitled to my body, my consent, or my peace of mind. Keep your hands in your pockets, keep your lustful thoughts and your twisted fantasies to yourself. Do not question me, I owe you nothing. Not a kiss. Not a hug. Not [...]

Flash Fiction: A Missing Piece

I am a missing piece of a large, buried puzzle. The image, civilizations rich in culture, education, and tradition. Kings and queens kissed by the sun and forging love under the moon. There are more pieces spread about, more than I could ever know, separated by land, water, and language. My brothers and sisters are [...]