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 …

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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…

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50/50 by Tay Bass

50/50  The line down the center of my body marks the territories between the oppressed and the oppressor. This thin line I walk, is as treacherous as it is sweet. One moment brings  an abundance of joy in the shape of Black bodies and shea butter with a twist of sunshine and the color orange.…

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