Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Don’t Date Anyone Who Treats You Like Shit)

There is a reason why so many poor and oppressed folks are poets- you can write poetry on the bus, on your phone, in the toilet stall on a five minute work break… I think there is a somatic genius to writing poetry about trauma- poems can be a short container for intense experience. You enter into something really intense, and then it is done and you can breathe.

Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha (Don’t Date Anyone Who Treats You Like Shit)