January 29, 2023

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Renia White: Choice of the week [ed. Terence Winch]

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sometimes I flash forward and cry

I’m afraid to have that thought.

a 1.5 room apartment in a city that I can stand

metallic hangers and dark girl art,
their faces covered by large flowers
and overgrown fruit

a bed so heavy it scares the sinking hips

a man with my feet in his hands
who half-coos, “I bet you were tough
to find before I found you”

all things shine

The man’s eyes growl

every fruit immature

wish everything
be unfounded

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Renia White is a poet and lecturer originally from Maryland. Her first book, Casual Conversation, was published as BOA Editions, Ltd. Blessing the Boats Selection. She earned her BA from Howard University and her MFA from Cornell. She teaches writing in NYC, where she lives. Her work has appeared in publications such as The Recluse, Southern Indiana Review, Slice, and others.

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Renia White: Choice of the week [ed. Terence Winch] Njideka Akunyili Crosby, Drown, 2012, Acrylic, colored pencil and solvent transfer on paper.