Untitled I—Kevlar

If I could, I’d give you eyes in the back of your heads
To watch your backs
And protect your skulls
When bullets are aimed at them
Because you look just like the midnight sky

If I could, I’d wrap you in Kevlar
And send you out into the world
To breathe all your breaths
Speak all your words
And take every step your foot wishes

If I could, I’d dress you in roses
And daisies
Daffodils and sunflowers
Roses resting atop your living body
Before ever tossed on your descending caskeT

© Ama Akoto (2017)

Published by Sunshine

Sunny Scape is a safe space for Black women and queer folks. I am committed to eradicating intersecting systems of oppression that overwhelmingly affect people like myself, and doing so in a way that centers the most marginalized of us. That means that I am an activist on behalf of Black and brown queer and trans folks, children, sex workers, disabled folks, people of low socioeconomic status, currently and formerly imprisoned people, and countless others who are pushed to the back burners and relegated to second-class citizenship. This blog and everything within it is absolutely inseparable from the liberation efforts of all the aforementioned groups of people.

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