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Thursday, June 13
The Indiana Daily Student

Black Voices

Black Voices: 'How Blk Girls Breathe,' a poem by Adrianne Embry

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Home be where we demand it

Like here in Bloomington ain’t ideal

But we here, on the side of soma 

Loud & daring someone to say something 

We practice self care by taking up space

that wasn’t given to us to begin with 

We know this a quiet corner

But in this moment it ain’t 

Mia done said something fried

so we all head thrown back and cackling

We practice self care by laughing 

By deciding to bare teeth at y’all’s fuckery

Like yes these yt bodies are passing us in they new cars

Windows down and blaring some music bout our oppression 

But ain’t it funny til it ain’t?

Ain’t it not our business right now

Because we finally laughing and safe 

Though we ain’t 

Because once again we in Bloomington Indiana out of all fucking places

Sitting here trynna heal together

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