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Jaha Zainabu
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It's 9:27pm and I am at home. The past few weeks have been hard for me. Hard for me to...deal...with almost anything. Hard to get in the shower, hard to get out of the car when I get home, hard to get out of bed, hard to care about a lot of things. I have b...

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When a woman whispers a prayer for you When she folds the thought of you Into her clasped knuckles When a woman closes her eyes And sets your face next to her list Of loves and blessings and questions Know that this is the best pome she will create When a w...

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I'm so easily irritated and overwhelmed today.

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A poem a week for 2017 - for week 8 - Black trans sisters
I will say your name Your whisper of a name Leaves me breathless I will call you a girl A woman A prayer a poet a breath I will see you You did not deserve this death This dragon life Killed for the audacity to be yourself We owe you a life We owe you a flo...

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A poem a week for 2017 - for week 7 - For the love
just loving myself / just being so good to me / cause I deserve some good just like you do too / over here breathing / just in and out letting go what don't do me no more good / sitting here singing songs to myself and writing some too / my hand on my belly...

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It's 5:05 pm and I am at home. I am taking some self care actions by just being quiet and alone and in touch with my feelings. I'm much better today. Yesterday I was filled with anxiety. Had a headache and crazy panic attacks. I read something on Facebook t...

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Writers read.

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I took my mom to the hospital the other day because she fell and hurt her back. Falling is no joke. She fell out of bed. I had to call the ambulance and they helped me get her in the car. They didn't take her because they wouldn't take her to the hospital s...

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It's 11:56pm and I am at home. I had a beautiful day today. I love Mondays. Mondays I have my class at CLI at USC. We had a good class tonight. I don't have anything new and terrific for this post tonight. I'm behind like two weeks on my poem a week for 201...

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A poem a week for 2017 - week 6 - New day
Take me to the river Let water wash over my head My shoulders Through my fingers Have mercy Save my life Again Remember way you loved me before When I was new When my whisper smelled like jasmine When my touch would heal your flesh There are rocks in my thr...
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