United States

High School
African American
“What I ask for the negro is not benevolence, not pity, not sympathy, but simply justice.” -What the Black Man Wants, Frederick Douglass

Message from Writer

Love your body, because you are your body, not in the sense of it being the only thing by which you are judged, but in the sense of it being the vessel for your soul and the protector of your mind.


February 16, 2020


You look great.
No, really.
Your hair is nice like that.
You got contacts.
You dropped the oversized sweatshirts.
You dropped me, too.

We could support each other.
Through “recovery.”
At least we could have,
if I didn’t remind you
of the worst bit of your life.
I know that’s what it is.
It really sucks, though,
because you were my best friend 
and you remind me
of what happy tastes like.
(Watermelon, saltwater, croissants).


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