Shouting into the void
trying on a name and a face

I can bring it to you
But it changes nothing for us

I am me with no name
I was me with a new name

I cannot replace your anger
with understanding

Feeling left out of a diagram
birthed of an empty voice

I cannot erase my sentiment 
or evaporate your seething pitch

I’ll shout into the void again
why I won’t tell you things

Evyan Roberts (she/her) is a queer, fat, black, femme who is deeply committed to intersectional feminism and #blackgirlmagic. She lives in MD and is currently pursuing a Masters in Social Work where she intends to keep working to promoting equity for sex workers and trans folx. Her writing has appeared in the poetry anthology A Garden of Black Joy: Global Poetry from the Edges of Liberation and Living. As well as online literary journals such as Kissing Dynamite where she was the featured poet for August 2019, Ithaca Lit, Not Your Mother’s Breast Milk, Rogue Agent, and elsewhere. She is also the author of a poetry and art zine, Ruminations.

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