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From Warsan Shire:

September 21, 2016

I tried to change. Closed my mouth more, tried to be softer, prettier, less awake. Fasted for 60 days, wore white, abstained from mirrors, abstained from sex, slowly did not speak another word. In that time, my hair, I grew past my ankles. I slept on a mat on the floor. I swallowed a sword. I levitated. Went to the basement, confessed my sins, and was baptized in a river. I got on my knees and said “amen” and said “I mean.” I whipped my own back and asked for dominion at your feet.

– Credit to “Lemonade” for this one

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