Breathless

I lost my breath.

Closed my lungs
So air was trapped in my chest
And in the moments
I threw my head back,
Scratching at my neck and
Hoping to catch the gasp
I laughed at myself
And the grim reality
That I might actually choke
On my own fears

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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