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62. “The Cancer Journals,” Audre Lorde

September 22, 2009 Leave a comment

This was a really short book, but powerful and contains two of my favorite quotes of all time. I want them tattooed on my arm, my forehead, my chest:

“When I dare to be powerful, to use my strength in th service of my vision, then it becomes less and less important whether or not I am unafraid.” (I often hear this as “whether or not I am afraid.”) page 13

“Your silence will not protect you.” page 20

What can you even say after that?

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32. “Zombie Haiku,” Ryan Mecum

May 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Novel idea, somewhat repetitious content.

A few I like:

Dear Mom, I love you.
This ain’t my most poetic,
but I really hurt.

Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains.
Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains, brains.
Brains, brains, brains, brains, brains.

She’s always with me,
especially if my gut
can’t digest toenails.

You are so lucky
that I cannot remember
how to use doorknobs.

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