Vivek Shraya

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    blue ink blank paper knelt over

    wept over now i grasp why thirty-four

    years of praying through writing

    awoke no god

    even

    this page

    is white
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    i acknowledge i stole this

    but i am keeping it social justice

    or social performance
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    in my finest i was white

    and i was woman.
    Priscila Talaveracompartió una citahace 2 años
    later roused by r&b riffs and emotion

    the closest semblance on radio to indian

    classical devotion whitney taught me

    a new way to pray but when i open

    my mouth i’m told restraint sing less
    Priscila Talaveracompartió una citahace 2 años
    dear raji sorry for not recognizing you as my brother

    admiring you as my sister.
    Priscila Talaveracompartió una citahace 2 años
    sometimes i forget that i know

    how to sing.
    Priscila Talaveracompartió una citahace 2 años
    i nicknamed it “oprah”

    shifting shame into a joke about a black woman.
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    ...i think one has to even abandon the phrase ‘ally’ and understand that you are not helping someone in a particular struggle; the fight is yours.

    —ta-nehisi coates
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    brown life is an unbroken bearing of the weight and hollow of the active

    absence of brown life.
    Priscila Talaveracompartió una citahace 2 años
    race is for people of colour to think about—it is what happens to “them”—they can bring it up if it is an issue for them (although if they do, we can dismiss it as a personal problem, the race card, or the reason for their problems).
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