#NationalPoetryMonth – Day 17

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CHANGE OF ADDRESS

this change of address
is like a welcome
shedding of skin
as I peel back
years upon years
of otherness
to find me
deep under all that shit
waiting with a sly grin
a dirty joke
and the one
question that matters:
what took you
so long, sweetheart?


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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