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Code Switching

When I talk like we did back home, I am “blunt”. White trash. When I talk like it’s proper for women in academia, I’m “thoughtful”. Meek social climber. When I talk like it’s proper for men in academia, I’m “competitive”. … Continue reading

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Marriage

You get married And I hurt over Our light-filled past Together we grew out of the spongy dark forest Moss around our feet Fern around our hips Berries in our mouths And our heads like the shoots of firs and … Continue reading

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