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I am I without a name!

I am I

Without a name

I am I still

Without a name


You may wish to call me in the dark of night

You may wish to reach out,

When I am out of sight,

You may wish to write me a poem,

A song or a sonnet

What name shall you then

Write upon it,


So precious name,

You are not in vain,

Addressing this house, this body, this frame,

Though it too will change...

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Reclaimed Names

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Reclaimed Names

A running epigraph of names


We fictionalize ourselves to actualize ourselves

Isabella Baumfree became Sojourner Truth        

Ras Taf(f)ari Makonnen became Emperor Haile Sellassie        

Ernesto Guevara de la Serna became Che Guevara        

Dairies can’t hold secrets any better

Than siblings or friends but

We writ...

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