AfroSapiophile
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Poetry

Numbing is Painless

A Poem on Coping with Despair with Numbing

Photo by Andy Li on Unsplash

I checked out
some time
in 2020.

That white knee
and steel face —
it got me.

Breonna Taylor,
needless murders,
the riots
no convictions —
the red hats
with the…

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Rachel K. Gause

Rachel K. Gause

If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it. ~Toni Morrison