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Poetry from the Desert Island Supply Company

Our partners at Desert Island Supply Company in Woodlawn work with students in the Woodlawn area of Birmingham, Alabama, to create a book of poetry that they feel reflects the students best work. To learn more about DISCO, click here,


Black Queens

by Forever K.

Black queen with

your natural hair

and a smile on your

face, other people

around you want

to look or be like you.

You’re too far ahead

to let anyone

bring you down.

People want you

to be loud, yes,

incomplete. They want

you to need someone else

to be your best,

don’t let anyone

define a Black Queen

before they’ve heard

the way she speaks

before you see the way

she walks and before

you see the way

she acts. We’re

all not perfect but

Black Queens are the best


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