Poem: Houses

Houses   You asked me why I did it Why I hurt you I wanted to tell you You were a fire in the kitchen A gas leak A flooding bathroom A disaster that happened In what I was supposed to call home A…

Poem: Questions for America

Written by Amara S. Chaudhry.  — Questions for America:   what does the word home mean, if it is no longer the place where my mother gave me birth   how many different ways are there t…

Poem: But Tonight

Tonight. My country does not love me Tonight I know my country never did But tonight I will love the boy next to me, My mother who sent me a text this morning The woman who hugged me as I broke down, …

Poem: Forever with Her

Written by Danah Kowdan. — I am power I am melanin bones and skin Bonds made That are not to be broken Always meant to be mended Fed through blood lines and sweat Of women Who told me selflessne…

Poem: Where Is Home?

I write poems about the loss of myself, As if I ever truly knew what it meant to lose your identity, When I never really had pride in it, When I gave it up at the young age of 18 And became an America…

Poem: Itch

Like mosquito bites, Regrets nip at you when You least expect it, Leave you red and searing. Sometimes, they’re small And go away after a few days, Like the time you smiled too wide And your bra…