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MY HAIRDRESSER IS DEAD

Published in Issue 63.2: Spring 2024 1. My hairdresser is dead. My dermatologist too. I’m too scared to get in touch with my nail tech, and she hasn’t posted on her Instagram page in three months. Since I moved fifteen thousand kilometres away from Zimbabwe, my glam squad has been falling apart spectacularly, and like […]

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Published in Issue 63.2: Spring 2024 1. My hairdresser is dead. My dermatologist too. I’m too scared to get in touch with my nail tech, and she hasn’t posted on her Instagram page in three months. Since I moved fifteen thousand kilometres away from Zimbabwe, my glam squad has been falling apart spectacularly, and like

mom makes time

Published in Issue 63.2: Spring 2024 a second home from a second homea quarter home with women their children their homes their husbands thereshe is parting relaxed hair sectioningrecipes saving dresses for sunday trades survival tips a grin a thank youa whitening toothpaste a lightening creambrings experience to thankless desks saving for boots for the

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Published in Issue 63.2: Spring 2024 a second home from a second homea quarter home with women their children their homes their husbands thereshe is parting relaxed hair sectioningrecipes saving dresses for sunday trades survival tips a grin a thank youa whitening toothpaste a lightening creambrings experience to thankless desks saving for boots for the

Diseases of American Slavery (the desire)

Published in Issue 62.4: Fall 2023 The desire to find your mother’s hand must be cured A slow day under the sack is a contagion The desire not to melt into fields is an affliction The wish to be still as the sky unfolds into pink dusk means your life is in danger The desire

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Published in Issue 62.4: Fall 2023 The desire to find your mother’s hand must be cured A slow day under the sack is a contagion The desire not to melt into fields is an affliction The wish to be still as the sky unfolds into pink dusk means your life is in danger The desire

Diseases of American Slavery (the EARTH)

Published in Issue 62.4: Fall 2023 The earth will try to reclaim you. It will begin with moss — its fuzzy teeth that soften the side of stone as if making a meal of hard bread. Green unfurled on your skin like a rash of tobacco covers a field. —A softly splotched compass slying across

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Published in Issue 62.4: Fall 2023 The earth will try to reclaim you. It will begin with moss — its fuzzy teeth that soften the side of stone as if making a meal of hard bread. Green unfurled on your skin like a rash of tobacco covers a field. —A softly splotched compass slying across

THE KOREAN SPA AFTER TOP SURGERY

Published in Issue 62.4: Fall 2023 There is only one place on earth  where a frieze of mermaids stand silently  as women in black bras and underwear scrub  the body in front of them. This poem  will not change the uniform they must wear  or the male and female only lockers or the x  on

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Published in Issue 62.4: Fall 2023 There is only one place on earth  where a frieze of mermaids stand silently  as women in black bras and underwear scrub  the body in front of them. This poem  will not change the uniform they must wear  or the male and female only lockers or the x  on

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