“An inverse kiss / never to live / well and cheaply / or together”
A poem on self-care.
“Women can’t speak the spoken word from their soul.”
A short poem.
“Gabby Rivera told me, hold wisdom below your tongue until it enters your bloodstream. / So I drank potions, prayed for books, and chanted affirmations”
“I keep my fingers crossed slow dancing / anticipating a regrettable pull, / a new dark orbit.”
A journal entry on loss, family, and existence.
“I am not content with being a pawn in the systemic genocide of my people.”
“in the sweetness / of the long train down from Yonkers, / thin, crimson socks pressed between flat and fitted sheet,”
“We are sinewy, brown flesh. A cloak of / fog pulled stiffly around the bleakness.”