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you’re a sad girl —
you don’t smile enough.

you’re a bad girl —
you comment too much.

you’re a threat, girl —
you laugh too loud.

stay pet and sit still, girl —
bow that head, speak only when allowed.

you know, you would be so pretty,
if only you just

let your brain be
like moldy bread,

let your thoughts expire.

I always enjoy a brown face,
set against a hollow head.



Priti Nemani @pritinotpretty

I write about law, social justice, dismantling oppressive systems, empowering racialized individuals, legal ed, representation, and mental health.