Black Looks - Including an African LGBTIQ+ Archive

Literature, Poetry


in these few words i bind a durable promise,

one that will never be untied the way we

have become for i must promise myself better.

i hereby put the idea of you in quotations – “habibi”

– to make that notion hollow and rumored,

for i shall evermore recognize that i outgrew you.

and you can never know, make or change my mind.

you were a sin from the start, a sin i committed against my worth. read it again.