Repost: “Ugly” by Warsan Shire — johncoyote

Originally posted on Revolt. She Said. Revolt Again.: UGLY Your daughter is ugly. She knows loss intimately, carries whole cities in her belly. As a child, relatives wouldn’t hold her. She was splintered wood and sea water. They said she reminded them of the war. On her fifteenth birthday you taught her how to tie…

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