Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Day Three

Write a poem in the form of a fan letter to a celebrity. It could be anyone –living or dead-and needn’t be an actor or singer (though it could be).

Dear Roxane Gay,

How I love your voice: fierce and tender all at once.
your words pour forth like a river,
bearing the bad-ass truth of feminism
and the reality of competitive Scrabble
the scars of sexual trauma scratched into skin
the desire to be, to see
yourself, to be seen
in Miss America
in Vanessa Williams
Beauty. You have shown me beauty
in all the damage, in all the wreckage--
For this, I am ever grateful.

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