Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Poetry

Why We Are

Why do we write?

Because they still think we shouldn’t.

Why do we sing?

Because they still don’t want us to.

Why do we soar?

Because they couldn’t clip our wings.

Why do we feel?

Because it’s what we’re meant to do.

Why do we think

When they have said we cannot?

Why do we do

Even after they said we have failed?

Why do we resist

When we’re not sure who THEY are?

It’s because we know

We are

And what we have is sacred!