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people black my leading gate heaven's white the at Me

feet my at collared Cerberus gown red blood a with

me see and down come to god white a challenging am I

grenades make to angels his training

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jaw my to next sin rattlesnake boney blood solid Him greeting in

genesis quiet of instead violence of symphony a is religion My

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comfort white of sound the to itself tune cannot it

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white was God the when white were them of two the when

serpent the and white was Eden and white were angels the and

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white was Allah when white were them of two the when

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ISHA CAMARA is a poet, visual and makeup artist hailing from South Minneapolis and a proud Aries. Most subjects she writes about circle thoughts and experiences of her identity as a Black Muslim woman and the ways in which she navigates in America, then understanding how America responds back to her. Isha’s purpose is to give a narrative that create conversations supplied with empathy, driven with tenderness.


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