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December 3, 2016

As the eagle passed me by

I looked back, and tasted fear

At seeing the tree tops far below

But still I climbed, with the rope

Until I glimpsed an uneven floor

My knees were scraped, my whole body shaking

As I dragged myself up to stand

Far below me the white man called my nam...

December 2, 2016

I often miss the comfort of being a child.

There was no scepticism, you see,

no shadows or suspicions or areas of grey,

none of the inveterate world-weariness

and eternal side-guessing inured to by adults.

Everything was so simple and conclusive

and the world was sharply def...

December 1, 2016

Hanging just above her eyebrow

A birthmark like a drop of treacle

In a bowl of coconut milk

Dissolving, reaching out

To claim unconquered territory

Some days, its shape was an island

Perhaps somewhere we had once

Lived out our lives in Sapphic bliss

The next

A storm cloud heavy...

December 1, 2016

Don't ever tell your daughter she has small hands as if it's a bad thing.

Hands too small to build or to hold or love or heal.

Tell her small hands are easier to escape or enter within tiny spaces, to slip off handcuffs.

Tell her she's gifted. Tell her that her finger tip...

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