Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Poetry

Awakening 2: Fuzzed Out on Spectrums

woke up this morning
bumped my head
fuzzed out, lights stars and wizzy things
trying to remember who am I?

looked into the mirror
and saw two eyes, good for seeing
one nose, good for smelling
two ears, good for listening
one mouth and one tongue,
good for licking, sucking, munching, smiling and much more
so I must be me

voices from somewhere else
prickle pickle ears
fussing fussing fussing
you cant just be you [me]

sexuality, race, sex, ethnicity, nationality
black white mixed dual lesbian butch femme
spectrum’s of identities
chains
names
boxes
cages
othering
choking
fussing fussing fussing

pins and needles
pinching what is me
from then to eternity