finding your own voice

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This morning I have woken up thinking about Jayne Cortez and her poetry.

There It Is

And if we don’t fight
if we don’t resist
if we don’t organize and unify and
get the power to control our own lives

Then we will wear
the exaggerated look of captivity
the stylized look of submission
the bizarre look of suicide
the dehumanized look of fear
and the decomposed look of repression forever and ever and ever
And there it is…

– Jayne Cortez, 1982

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