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America, America
I keep having this dream where
the white man isn’t angry
the black man entered
the white house.
When I wake up, the white man
has stolen everything.
I tell my neighbors but they don’t believe me
because he’s a white man wearing a red hat
and says he owns a bible.
They tell me he is our president and I don’t believe them
because I remember voting with my nephew
on my hip, his chubby fingers reaching for the ballot
while telling myself:
                             I’m with her because he’s with me.
I keep having this dream, America,
and you keep building more doors
for white men to enter our houses.
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Literature
There Are Too Many Memes
2016, it’s not funny anymore.
 Donald J. Trump, president elect:                                         I reject.
                                                                                          I reject.
                   
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Literature
This House
The screen door
swings open.
She jumps–
off her guard;
on edge
all evening.
This house
has no ghosts.
Husband’s home.
She eyes him
coldly,
wondering:
how much
he’ll haunt her.
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Literature
What Hips Are Meant For
My sister wishes for a little girl to stand next to her son,
to have my eyes & her curiosity. Sometimes I want to see
how far my car can go before turning around all because
I miss someone or some thing. She says I have hips meant
for birthing, which I could take offense to if she were
anyone else. If I were anyone else, the idea of being
someone’s every morning might be everything. Nothing
might be what I’ll grow used to. My sister holds her belly,
her son inside, waiting for his life to begin; I look at maps,
wondering where I’d feel at home & if I’ll ever learn
my way around regrets. She worries about shelter & how
to keep my nephew safe; I spend too much time thinking
about tattoos & how they’ll keep me in my skin. My sister
is content planning her life for others; I become too distracted
trying to escape the boundaries I belong to. She knows
I have a name for a daughter & the eyes to watch her grow;
I cannot be sure I have a place for one.
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Literature
Believer
I do not need you
to pray for me.
I am a common woman,
prideful
&
reckless,
lust-ridden
&
forbidden
by your kind:
those who point to me,
wanting to anoint me
with all things pure,
unsure
of my worth
until I feign their ways.
I am no follower
of fire and brimstone;
&
as your kind says of me:
I am too far gone.
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Literature
Exit Strategy
Three months is my average; rarely
do I last any longer playing the role
of lover. I’ve dared myself to resist
the urge to leave, but it goes against
my truths. When lust-minded hands
turn to watchful eyes, I try to decide
if it’s worth it to be wanted for more
than late hours. Lovers begin to see me
as someone to bring home, to occupy
their houses. I find the exits too easily.
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Literature
A woman in town tells me
my grandfather was a native;
there’s no paperwork to prove it,
but old pictures seem to say more
than new words. Told me she lived
on the same hillside as him when
they were young, that once they were
working around the same garden—
said she never knew he was there,
not until she backed into him while
raking the land, looked up to see the sun
cowering behind him like a shadow.
He frightened her with his footsteps:
my grandfather could walk across
dry leaves without making any sound;
a white man, she said, could not.
I saw it in his face, the nativeness
that she spoke of: the cut of his jaws,
eyes which spoke bluntly without
his mouth shaping the words. I learned
gentleness by the way his tired hands,
palm-rough and cradling, gripped
my small frame, how one might
cup water before bringing it to the lips.
Most depict him with harshness,
misunderstanding more than much else.
My grandmother, on the other hand,
and on the wrong hand, married him
for his looks. His darkness, too
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Literature
Movement
There’s enough anger in the air
to strangle anyone. Anyone can
say they’d do this or that. That
isn’t the point here. Here and now
makes our tomorrow. Tomorrow
is the focus. Focus on that – that
we need tomorrow. Tomorrow
will be our truth. Truth is noted
after the fact. Fact isn’t respected
in the now. Now is when we react
to what happened then. Then was
the foundation of it all. All must
recognize what is needed. Needed
now is ground to stand on. On this,
plant yourself – yourself, and not
someone else’s voice. Voice instead
your hope, your rage. Rage against
the wrongs, with your rights. Rights
ought to be as free as breath. Breath
should never be taken by hatred.
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Literature
Dear Parents:
Strike the soft skin of your children; leave marks.
   Go on: show them how hard they must become
      to be like you.
Mold them to be mindless: coach them to react
   with fists; make them believe that words have
      little worth.
Shape them into an almighty monster: modern man.
Destroy their purity and imagination by damning them
   with absurd words of a god who previous men
      imagined.
Teach children to follow a leader, and to not ever
   break the circle they belong to, so society never
      moves forward.
Above all: train them to question love, even your own.
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So, while having play-time in your gallery, I see the option to critique this! And since you so foolishly encourage me, here we go: I l...

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Thank you.

I can't always keep up with proper thanks, but know that I do thank anyone who reads anything of mine. :heart:

Also, you're already welcome. So no need to thank me for a thing. (:

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I'm working on this and y'all should, too. Like, now. :squee:

Birthday Contest: Helpers
:new: DEADLINE EXTENSION :new:
This contest is really important to me, so I've decided to extend the deadline to December 31st. If you've been working on NaNo and that was your reason for not entering, you can have another month! Don't forget to share this with your friends. Every entry is another $4.00 donated to Global Giving. So get your entries in! Even if you think you won't win, you're still supporting a great cause.
This year's theme is a bit different from my usual fare. I like to hear about your inner workings, but with how crazy/depressing 2017 has been I think we could all do with taking a look outside ourselves and examining bits of the world that aren't getting much attention. For that reason, this year's contest is open to more than just literature. Read on for more details!
Theme
Terror attacks, White Supremacists marching, earthquakes, hurricanes, shootings, bombs killing civilians, famine, refugees, and all the othe


And this is pretty nifty, too, if ya have a few bucks and wanna back this project:

Ten Little Astronauts in the News!One of the advantages of having already gained a substantial level of support for Ten Little Astronauts – which is now more than halfway funded with over 200 supporters – is that it’s started to attract more attention from the media. It ended up in the news twice this week, so I thought I’d go ahead and share!
This article was the result of an interview with Lev Lourie (with the photo taken at Fair Oak Library), and appeared in the new Eastleigh Times on the 30th of November:

Just the next day, on December 1st, the book also got a place in Portsmouth’s Star & Crescent under the headline: Bringing Agatha Christie into the Sp
Less than 11 days to submit to Issue #25 - Queer Spaces, at cahoodaloodaling!

If you're queer and ya got some lit/art of any kind, give us a gander and consider submitting! :la:
What do you call someone who tweets?
33%
5 deviants said a tweeter
20%
3 deviants said Come at me, bro.
13%
2 deviants said a twat
13%
2 deviants said a tweep
13%
2 deviants said unpresidented
7%
1 deviant said I dunno but I'll comment below with my handle & we can be buds.

Pssst, y'all...

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 7:38 AM
There's lots of things happening.

Firstly,


it's Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you're someone who hasn't been touched by this awful cancer - be it through personal experience or through a loved one - you're in the minority and I'm really happy for you. Too many folks haven't been as lucky. Follow LadyLincoln and her group LungCancer-Awareness to learn more and for the added benefit of her wonderful friendship. She's also featuring folks who show some love and light to the subject so have your art seen by some new eyes, eh? Yeah.

Read this for more info:
Lung Cancer Awareness Support: Mini-Feature
Lung Cancer Awareness month is here, and I intend to do everything I can to honor my dear momma's memory by not only trying to shed light on this deadly cancer, but also by rewarding those who have lovingly gone out of their way to shine a positive light within the community to promote awareness and show they care. It takes but a few moments to leave a supportive comment, say a prayer for someone fighting, change an avatar, promote a journal, or donate to a cause - anything to show tender support. Below, you will find individuals who have opened their hearts to make a difference not only in my life, but in the lives of others on DeviantART and far beyond. 
Honoring Those Who Leave a Loving Light
 
akrasiel

Amarantheans

cholie

Lady-Yume
:t




Also firstly,


because it's as important right now: LiliWrites is hosting her Birthday Contest on the theme of Helpers and it's everything we all need right now. Leave it to Lili to deliver us the feel-goods, right? Right.

Read all about it here:
Birthday Contest: Helpers
I hope you've all had your fill of ghouls and ghosts! I'm quite close to completing my 30th revolution around the sun! My birthday is November 18th, and this here journal is the announcement of my annual birthday contest!
This year's theme is a bit different from my usual fare. I like to hear about your inner workings, but with how crazy/depressing 2017 has been I think we could all do with taking a look outside ourselves and examining bits of the world that aren't getting much attention. For that reason, this year's contest is open to more than just literature. Read on for more details!
Theme
Terror attacks, White Supremacists marching, earthquakes, hurricanes, shootings, bombs killing civilians, famine, refugees, and all the other terrible things you can think of have dominated the news cycle this year. But amongst all the death, fear, and pain there are definitely always people helping, and their story deserves to be told, too.
So your


Both of these are for the month of November only, so get your gorgeous selves busy.



Secondly,


but split three ways: I'm an editor and I would like to see y'all submit to the journals I work at, ya know, if you're into publishing. I mean, I can't promise anything, but I like the idea of spreading art all over the place, so blah blah blah...this is where I'm at and what we're doing:

Arrow left  I'm the poetry editor at cahoodaloodaling and we're currently reading for our "Queer Spaces" issue. You can read more about it here. But basically, if you fall anywhere under the queer umbrella and have any kind of art, we're down to give it a gander. Just follow the guidelines, which are listed neatly on our site.

Arrow left I just joined up as one of several editors over at Screen Door Review and we're reading for our first issue, due out in March (I think). Read what we're looking for here. We're a little more specific in that we're always looking for queer writers and those writers must either be southern or must have at least lived in the US South for long enough to feel like one of us. Otherwise, read the guidelines and if you fit, then submit. We're trying to amplify this specific bracket of folks, because let's face it: the south isn't kind to our kind.

Arrow left  And lastly, but still secondly because I think numbering is weird: I was recently invited to join Hobo Camp Review as an associate editor. I'm mostly just gonna be doing reviews and interviews; I probably won't make any major editorial decisions unless the managing editor is on the fence. But still, it's a damn good publication and one that's more open to the general pool of writers. Read what it's about here and come sit with us by our metaphorical fire.


That's all, y'all. :blowkiss:




I keep having this dream where
the white man isn’t angry
the black man entered
the white house.

When I wake up, the white man
has stolen everything.

I tell my neighbors but they don’t believe me
because he’s a white man wearing a red hat

and says he owns a bible.

They tell me he is our president and I don’t believe them
because I remember voting with my nephew
on my hip, his chubby fingers reaching for the ballot
while telling myself:

                             I’m with her because he’s with me.

I keep having this dream, America,
and you keep building more doors
for white men to enter our houses.
America, America
A year later. Reality is ridiculous but if you've watched the news recently, there's a wee bit of hope in all the local election flips yesterday. On with the revolution. :peace:

(FYI: I hate both major parties and my vote for Clinton wasn't an excited one. I'm hoping to call myself a Democrat again in the future but for now I'm happy with just making tackles against the red team. That said, trolls: leave any dumb comments you want; you'll be met with a bored eyeroll.)

_______

This is one of three poems I recently had published in Drunk Monkeys' special The Year of Trump issue. Original post can be found here:

www.drunkmonkeys.us/2017-posts…
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Pssst, y'all...

Thu Nov 9, 2017, 7:38 AM
There's lots of things happening.

Firstly,


it's Lung Cancer Awareness Month and if you're someone who hasn't been touched by this awful cancer - be it through personal experience or through a loved one - you're in the minority and I'm really happy for you. Too many folks haven't been as lucky. Follow LadyLincoln and her group LungCancer-Awareness to learn more and for the added benefit of her wonderful friendship. She's also featuring folks who show some love and light to the subject so have your art seen by some new eyes, eh? Yeah.

Read this for more info:
Lung Cancer Awareness Support: Mini-Feature
Lung Cancer Awareness month is here, and I intend to do everything I can to honor my dear momma's memory by not only trying to shed light on this deadly cancer, but also by rewarding those who have lovingly gone out of their way to shine a positive light within the community to promote awareness and show they care. It takes but a few moments to leave a supportive comment, say a prayer for someone fighting, change an avatar, promote a journal, or donate to a cause - anything to show tender support. Below, you will find individuals who have opened their hearts to make a difference not only in my life, but in the lives of others on DeviantART and far beyond. 
Honoring Those Who Leave a Loving Light
 
akrasiel

Amarantheans

cholie

Lady-Yume
:t




Also firstly,


because it's as important right now: LiliWrites is hosting her Birthday Contest on the theme of Helpers and it's everything we all need right now. Leave it to Lili to deliver us the feel-goods, right? Right.

Read all about it here:
Birthday Contest: Helpers
I hope you've all had your fill of ghouls and ghosts! I'm quite close to completing my 30th revolution around the sun! My birthday is November 18th, and this here journal is the announcement of my annual birthday contest!
This year's theme is a bit different from my usual fare. I like to hear about your inner workings, but with how crazy/depressing 2017 has been I think we could all do with taking a look outside ourselves and examining bits of the world that aren't getting much attention. For that reason, this year's contest is open to more than just literature. Read on for more details!
Theme
Terror attacks, White Supremacists marching, earthquakes, hurricanes, shootings, bombs killing civilians, famine, refugees, and all the other terrible things you can think of have dominated the news cycle this year. But amongst all the death, fear, and pain there are definitely always people helping, and their story deserves to be told, too.
So your


Both of these are for the month of November only, so get your gorgeous selves busy.



Secondly,


but split three ways: I'm an editor and I would like to see y'all submit to the journals I work at, ya know, if you're into publishing. I mean, I can't promise anything, but I like the idea of spreading art all over the place, so blah blah blah...this is where I'm at and what we're doing:

Arrow left  I'm the poetry editor at cahoodaloodaling and we're currently reading for our "Queer Spaces" issue. You can read more about it here. But basically, if you fall anywhere under the queer umbrella and have any kind of art, we're down to give it a gander. Just follow the guidelines, which are listed neatly on our site.

Arrow left I just joined up as one of several editors over at Screen Door Review and we're reading for our first issue, due out in March (I think). Read what we're looking for here. We're a little more specific in that we're always looking for queer writers and those writers must either be southern or must have at least lived in the US South for long enough to feel like one of us. Otherwise, read the guidelines and if you fit, then submit. We're trying to amplify this specific bracket of folks, because let's face it: the south isn't kind to our kind.

Arrow left  And lastly, but still secondly because I think numbering is weird: I was recently invited to join Hobo Camp Review as an associate editor. I'm mostly just gonna be doing reviews and interviews; I probably won't make any major editorial decisions unless the managing editor is on the fence. But still, it's a damn good publication and one that's more open to the general pool of writers. Read what it's about here and come sit with us by our metaphorical fire.


That's all, y'all. :blowkiss:




What do you call someone who tweets? 

33%
5 deviants said a tweeter
20%
3 deviants said Come at me, bro.
13%
2 deviants said a twat
13%
2 deviants said a tweep
13%
2 deviants said unpresidented
7%
1 deviant said I dunno but I'll comment below with my handle & we can be buds.

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poetry editor at cahoodaloodaling / associate editor at Hobo Camp Review / editor at Screen Door Review / roadtripper / aunt / anti-social socialist / hot sauce enthusiast / southern / firm believer in high-fives
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dragonfuture Featured By Owner Nov 22, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for the fave :love:
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My pleasure! :)
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:heart: :glomp:
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Thanks much for the fave :iconswingonastarplz:
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Sure thing! :heart:
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BlackBowfin Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2017  Hobbyist Writer
Hey there, Rachel. Thank you much for favin ma story.  :)
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2017   Writer
My pleasure! :)
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FuzzyHoser Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2017   Writer
I salute you! 
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