NaPoWriMo #4: mirror terror

 

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Self-portrait, digital image, 2015

Sometimes life fails me.

Mirrors reveal my terror:

being Black scares me.

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NaPoWriMo #3: Even in the Grey

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Even in the grey,

those overwhelming moments,

when all seems lost: dance.

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NaPoWriMo: Entry #2 Black, is it

not enough to be born

into a must-be-better-than

and can-never-be-good-enough

dominant society that shames

god-given skin, that uses

words and guns to trump,

that whitewashes while adding

phalluses to a supposed history,

that does not know its own face,

a Dorian Gray, if ever one existed,

playing a solitary piggy in the middle

while making a mockery of freedom,

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NaPoWriMo | Entry #1: A key turns…somewhere

 

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Paradise Lost. Book ii. Line 146 (Lodestar), acrylic on paper and digital, 11 x 14, Miles Pasick.

 

I opened myself,

and there I was.

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