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For Water Women (the Black bodies that find the river) by Alyesha Wise

Today, My good friend posts her pre-chemo picture online. Today, she is a head full of hair, a text thread of ‘I got you sis’ emojis. Tomorrow, I imagine her a golden mermaid with a broken tail. I am tad bit afraid to drown, but I am unafraid to dive in for…   Today, the… Continue reading For Water Women (the Black bodies that find the river) by Alyesha Wise

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The boy king philosophizes to his Nintendo by Ken Arkind

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche   The corners of my lover’s mouth lift and curl like the ends of whips, she says she loves me and I swear I hear a crack.   Her lips feel like bayonets… Continue reading The boy king philosophizes to his Nintendo by Ken Arkind

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There are bombs over Gaza again are you watching? by Mohamed Hassan

I don’t like the post even though I’m tagged in it, today I’m witless on a bus to meet a soul mate who isn’t, in the most liveable city that isn’t, wearing Nikes despite my best intentions hey they’re anti-Trump but pro-sweatshops, it’s five o’clock and I’m on the wrong bus home, the cars pile… Continue reading There are bombs over Gaza again are you watching? by Mohamed Hassan

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Dear, Wakanda by Theo “Lucifury” Wilson

This poem is entitled, “Why I’m naming my daughter Wakanda.” Or, “Is it possible to have a vibranium boner? Thank you Lupita N’Yongo!” Or, “Dear T’Challa, you’re more of a hero than you know,   Signed…Chi-Raq.”   When is a story more than a story? Answer: when the story itself is a super-suit. Put it… Continue reading Dear, Wakanda by Theo “Lucifury” Wilson