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Diagnosis

Vanessa Moody

this is the physician’s assistant you saw here at Dr. ----’s office
the neurologist            I received just now the results
of the MRI        of your brain
I wanted to go over       the results        uh      of
what we            found there
so if you could give me a call back        some time today
hopefully we can um talk about some of these uh findings
all right            hope you’re doing well
take care buh-bye

your neurologist
um I wanted to review the results of your brain
MRI with you         if uh you could give me a call back    um again

so I’m obviously concerned      about what might be going on
and happy to help you            sorry

Black Girl Magic

Precious Okoyomon

They don’t know what to do with me .. i am fat and black and queer

When was the assertion of blackness anything other than an interrogation.  

I was born. I was a child. I learned and did things.i loved. had those who loved me. I felt
alone. ( theory on self-abolition)  They gave me a muzzle. I asked to be abstracted. 
Loving to disappear. I fell in love with everyone_ peeking over temples_  Shoo shoo
i want to be free.

Spooky Town

Annelyse Gelman

They scare me, the resin casts of men

in flannel shirts and jeans, feet webbed, unfeeling—
the light that glances off the eyes, the knees

 

wedded to the plastic grass they kneel in.

It scares me: the grass is the kneeling

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