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Anarcha Will Speak and It Will Be So

massa come in like he know i caint cry
new tears

he take what he want
he keep a hot hand

every new hatred
cinch my throat closed.

he take me

give me a name made outta iron
he say it til i ain’t myself

i, sheet rock.
i, a salted wound.

i the upset of everything,
unholy,
                 this.

Credit


From Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems. Copyright © 2018 by Dominique Christina. Reprinted with permission from Beacon Press, Boston, Massachusetts.

Author


Dominique Christina

Dominique Christina is the author of Anarcha Speaks: A History in Poems (Beacon Press, 2018), winner of the 2017 National Poetry Series.

Date Published: 2018-09-25

Source URL: https://poets.org/poem/anarcha-will-speak-and-it-will-be-so