Us

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece


I’d forgive u all the ways u ended me
If I didn’t see u everyday
In the folds of my skin
The stomp of my feet

My cowardice
And passion feel so
Home to me
Like the way my legs are formed
In the same thick, stumpy shape as urs
And my hands
Strong and tender

I could never forget the
Roughness of yours
Forget this likeness of yours
Is so elemental

I’d only meet the end of it
With the end of me

© 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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