An Option to Run

An Option to Run
I am always looking
for an escape route
today as butterflies
dance across my stomach
I have to fight
not to give into fear.
Reading my hearts words
tattooed on my tongue
should be easy……

(c) Kiana Davis

Published by Poet Kiana Davis

Kiana Davis was born and raised in Richmond, California. She began writing poetry at the age of 12 to grapple with growing up in a low income community and to help her develop her identity as a young black girl in America. For the past 10 years, she has worked as an educator teaching at-risk youth in Washington State.

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