#NationalPoetryMonth – Day 16

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UNMAPPED TERRITORY

do not study me
as some guide
to your womanhood
I’m no map
to be reviewed and
understood
there is nothing
logical about these
hollows and curves
this intellect
my heart
I am a ludicrous
amalgam of
magic and vulnerability
laughter and sex
do not attempt
to emulate
any of this
fuckery
it is unique and bold
and goddamned beautiful
and it is mine
make your own


April is National Poetry Month and to celebrate, I’m going to post a poem everyday. This exercise in my love of words began last year, inspired by the wondrous Jason Reynolds and my writing promptress Jena Schwartz. It was fun and full of magic and makes me so excited to see what pieces 2017 produces. They won’t be perfect, they never are, but they’ll be here, every day of April. I hope you stop by and enjoy the words and maybe even feel moved to share some of your own.

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