(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

(49) "You were reluctant to call

it discovery, perhaps because you know
all too well what poisons gush forth
from that word. Or maybe you suspect

you are not the first because you
know there is no such thing
as firsts."


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