For Ntozake

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece


colored girls light up the sky
in the nighttime
under cover
of twilight
s/
disguised as other
worldly things
sun goddesses
witches of the moonstone
river spirits and clouds

colored girls flow
when the world
seems 2 b dying
cus we
been living on our own
while the rest forgot

© 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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