In solidarity with Black Lives Matter, TNB Poetry has created this space for BIPOC voices to shine. We will be publishing work by Black poets daily. Black Lives Matter.
In the throes of war,
the body keeps
in FIGHT or flight.
sharp in—and–out-in-out-in-in mouth breaths keep the fire RAGING.
blood floooows to hindbrains before spilling.
as I scream “Americaaaaaaaa, Americaaaaaaaaa”…