Knowing

I don’t stay in the same place

longer than I need to

but there are times

I get stuck

in the loop of comfort

and words have to be spoken

out loud to me in another tongue

to release me from the fear

of knowing what Is to come.

 © Kiana Davis 2014

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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