akilah

apostrophes are meant to signify the formation of teardrops against construction paper. she speaks about the rhythm of politics, gender and the need to repeat. she is mother, Boulder, poet, daughter, she is braided, school of disembodied poetics, she is lost, absent, gone now. tell me what you see while I stay to miss you. activist without pretense, she defined feminism as action, inclusion, storm of words quietly raging between spine. she is teacher, performer, lover, friend, sister, she is Brooklyn, focused stare, she is memory. light grieves for you as it sets its flame down and honors your need to go.

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