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War Baby Comes to America By Faizah Uddin   My grandmother births war baby in hiding. In 1971. In what will become Bangladesh.  
The past three years have been the hardest strongest most vulnerable time of my life. 2016 granny died suddenly, stage 4 pancreatic cancer two weeks, three days, gone. 
How to be pretty if you are unfortunate with your looks; a WikiHow Be realistic, are you “ugly” or just simply average? Average is normal
Thank you, Mom For the mayonnaise Plastered on me Like a filter to hide My blood   Thank you, Mom For the twang
She is the calm before the stormThe lightning bolt that strikesTake her as she isShe is a womanof might 
PRELUDE: Black Out Poem (Warm Up) A kiss He was waiting for. He wanted more of a girl Who was warm and generous with her praise.  
America the great The beautiful The selfish The blind The ignorant When will you realize that women are much more More than
Women of color need poetry Because the pillaging, colonizing, and mining, of our lands is justified.  
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