Breathe

You cannot halt a billion years of evolution. We were here long before you and we will be here long after.



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quantum distributions for Sarah Baartman

why must they demand black bodies self-sacrifice in ultraviolet? that is, why must we give all of us to them until we have nothing left?


Water as it Relates to Rock

The trick is to hold the breath and the tongue but not in the same hand, and without leaning in too far.


image of a centrifuge, which looks like rays of teal and orange emitting from a black circle against a black background

Poems from the Centrifuge Brain Project

In this way, we became our mothers, / anticipating future from structure, / believing in the latest breakthrough revelation / concerning what happens to our bodies / and our fate.


My Body Begins Decaying on a Wednesday

Plates of biocrust crumble and fill the cracks of the tile, more maggots dribbling from every orifice: my nose, my ears, a few even wiggling out from behind my eyes.


black and white photo of rumpled bedsheets

Ayda

Biomedicine is a shameless Cartesian purgatory committed to betraying Black bodies the way it betrayed my mother.


photo of a young, black boy smiling

Supernova

How many stars named after black kids, or light-years until / the next supernova? I want him to know what room America has left / for black love, black boys, black families. Maybe. Hopefully.