raging/blazing/brave


raging/blazing/brave

by Vanessa Maki

our fires are snuffed out early on in life

we as black women have to build our fires again

then the world rains down on us

& we re build our fires

we grab whatever we can find

paper, wood, lighter fluid

then we get our fires started up again

raging / blazing / brave

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Vanessa Maki is a queer writer,artist & other things. She’s full of black girl magic & has no apologizes for that. Her work has appeared in various places like Really System & others. She is also forthcoming in a variety of places. She’s founder/EIC of rose quartz magazine & is involved in other spaces as well. Follow her twitter & visit her site.


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