(4) "if you believe me to be your enemy know this I accept
terrible revenge in merciless clots of love

[...]

I have not threatened your soft moments and yet you are threatened"

I Must Become A Menace To My Enemies by Ryan Dzelzkalns: catapult.co/stories/i-must-bec

(5) qtine thoughts (w/ a line from Psych lol) by Jess Rizkallah: nwreview.org/2020/12/11/qtine-

[im a mess over this poem holy shit]

and let me plug in one of my favorite articles ive written (its aged a bit but still good at its heart)

100 of my Favorite Poets For Your Survival Pack by Alexis: autostraddle.com/poets-for-you

(9) a possible tw for self harm in this poem

The B-Sides of the Golden Records, Track Five: “Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder” by Sumita Chakraborty: poets.org/poem/b-sides-golden-

safia elhillo is one of my absolute favorite poets/writers and this is also a favorite (which is saying something because it takes so much for me to focus on audio): youtube.com/watch?v=dh5wSt-hfL

(13) Day 29 (2020) by Jamila Woods: poets.org/poem/day-29-2020

(be sure to check out her music too!)

(19) this is one of my absolute favorites, but i be looking sideways at *everyone* having access to it lol

My Phone Autocorrects “Nigga” to “Night”
By Karisma Price: poetryfoundation.org/poetrymag

(26) A Meditation on Grief: Things We Carry, Things We Remember by Crystal Wilkinson: kenyonreview.org/kr-online-iss

huge content warning for death and r*pe

(34) Eve Remembering by Toni Morrison: poets.org/poem/eve-remembering

she said it "The taste undid her eyes" HOW DARE SHE i love it

(36) American Sonnet for My Past and Future Assassin [Any day now you will have the ability to feed the name] by Terrance Hayes: poets.org/poem/american-sonnet

(38) Field Notes on Beginning by Tyree Daye: poets.org/poem/field-notes-beg

this poem makes me curse its so good

(39) My People by Langston Hughes: poets.org/poem/my-people

the way i used to love langston hughes, bUDDY

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