4 – Winding Paths

From the Numbered Collection

Along the road my parents forged
I took a misstep
Onto a path where chaos reigns

At first I was wildly uncomfortable
Constantly seeking a way back
To the voices of my mothers
The hands of my father

Then I noticed how closely loneliness clung to me
And mistook our downward ascension
For love

Now this venture to the bottom
At the end of this short road
Seems the only one I know
The only one I deserve.

© Ama Akoto (2018)

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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