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Shut Away (Sasha Massey - Lafayette, LA)

Reading the books that simply line shelves
Imprisoned in your home, your body
Observing the world, learning the futility of certain fights
Being told what to do with money I barely make by people who are so rich it’s confusing and surreal
Stepping away from corrupt figures seeking only to use you, then stifle your voice and push someone who’s more palatable just because they’re white
Getting strong, defiant and purified
Becoming a dancer in a jar
A singer in a box

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