Two Poems by Sid Gopinath

Bravery of Brown Bodies Pt. 1 There’s a certain bravery to two brown bodies  I think  as your fingertips find long-forgotten scars  trace imprints of history  caress babysmooth tomorrow  a particular courage  to lie  intertwined  on elephant ivory sheets  it’s a specific beauty  seeing my molasses brown black eyes reflected back in your own  Here  … Read moreTwo Poems by Sid Gopinath

Three Poems by Ebube J

Canines.  There’s this picture of James Baldwin and Nina Simone, he has his arm  around  her, and is smiling with all his teeth. James has huge long teeth.  He is holding his friend, his Nina, as if to say there  will be no use for this turmoil of living if not  for friendships and happiness … Read moreThree Poems by Ebube J

Egypt is pleading for the rosetta stone to be returned by Anaïs Peterson

Egypt is pleading for the rosetta stone to be returned  It was the way they spoke, screaming in storms that created a space for me in times I felt inarticulate. My tongue tied by years of repeated ideas, “Miss”, and being portrayed as bossy. I was a mouth that held a thousand strangled tongues my … Read moreEgypt is pleading for the rosetta stone to be returned by Anaïs Peterson

I am Not a Woman by Maud Acheampong

Even if I peeled off my skin and revealed the porcelain white Skeleton that lives inside of me, I think my pelvic bone would give me away. I would’ve moved the mountain on my chest but the bones would be too smooth. Too delicate. My frame is not massive enough. They would call me “Skeleton … Read moreI am Not a Woman by Maud Acheampong

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