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 [...]