30 november 2018

This is a “Poem of the Day” feature piece


What is so comfortable about the middle
That so many choose to sit there
While the rest of the world dies on the margins
Starving on either side of a fence
And fluttering white flags
That would tear under the weight
Of all the blood strewn across the east and west
Of the middle

© 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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