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can calm itself
so can you.
we are both
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.”
Or you may be afraid of the truth
But I'm not afraid to be honest
I'm not afraid to be nasty
Yeah I'm nasty like the struggle of women still beating equality into the world,
because our rights have been beaten out of us for too long.
And our fight will continue to embody our nastiness.”
have to try harder to understand
breaking this language
you so love
is my pleasure.
in your arrogance
you presume that i want your
that my mouth is building
a room for
in the back of my throat.
it is not.
--i have seven different words for love. you have only one. that makes a lot of sense”
it will make you free.
- if no one has ever told you, your freedom is more important than their anger”
you were a writer
word to paper.
just because you were not writing
does not mean you were not writing
when i see the feminine presence
in a man's eyes.
he is a peace
i do not
bring to him.”
can imagine a past
that was better
Only white people
"You grew up rich," they say.
"Your daddy is a doctor."
They want me
their whiteness, too.”
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