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Just because I do not wear my heart on my slee…

Just because I do not wear my heart on my sleeve for everyone to see does not mean that it beats any softer than yours.

I’m not hurt because I wanted the affection of…

I’m not hurt because I wanted the affection of a white man, I’m hurt because I was conditioned to wait for the validation of a white man.

I wanted to become before I became the thing I…

I wanted to become before I became the thing I never planned on.

I am not wasteful with my words anymore.

I am not wasteful with my words anymore.

Reagan Myers, “Depression Is Funny Like …

Reagan Myers, “Depression Is Funny Like That.” Watch Reagan’s FULL POEM.

From 1929-1974, the state of North Carolina us…

From 1929-1974, the state of North Carolina used eugenics as a philosophical reason to sterilize young, poverty-stricken women without their knowledge, thousands of which are still alive today.

It’s not that she wanted him dead. It’s just t…

It’s not that she wanted him dead. It’s just that she wanted him gone.

I know that it was all a dream, and the guy, t…

I know that it was all a dream, and the guy, the guy inside the casket, that was me.

I break prayers out of myself. Today, nobody t…

I break prayers out of myself. Today, nobody tends me. I will have to be my own mercy.

Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.

Fear of joy is the darkest of captivities.