Privilege of the Assimilated

Exoticism masquerades itself in a compliment And I am just another colonial conquest My vagina is their Manifest Destiny Assimilation is the castration of culture Going home is not a possibility You diasporic dysfunction Sexually repressed and socially excluded Am I just another notch on the Belt of fetishized categories

Vaginas are Coffee

I have learned this, I am educated, and, therefore, it must be fact. Vaginas are coffee consumable when cold, warm, iced, or far above the legally consumable limit served sweet, bitter, and/or a little milky (maybe very milky) fat-whole-soy-a little bit of skim add a little bit of flavor and stir the stick swirl the spoonContinue reading “Vaginas are Coffee”

Who Were You?

The silk nightgown hung loose ending just above your knees as you frantically run between bedroom and closet. You have a house now, all your own. And two dogs, all your own. You’re not married, but you were never one for emotionless paperwork. You have five children, just like your mother. And you can makeContinue reading “Who Were You?”