They Call Me "Star Fucker"
by Shanté Paradigm Smalls1
suspect thought: a journal of subversive writing
High school. Tuesday morning.
Typical teenager, I was
Big-mouthed, fast-assed, loose-tongued.
In spite of myself, I told tales
To fit, to be a part of.
Who am I when I am myself?
Nobody. Unknown. Black girl interrupted.
Plain and beautiful
And exotic and ugly
And placid and dangerous
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