(july 13th:) on mice not men
colonization never ends :
MY BODY HAS BEEN CONSUMED
My soul is good. My soul is safe. My hand is part of my Body. My hand belongs to my Body.
I deeply belong to myself.
MEN FRIGHTEN ME
i grip my sword: a needle in my fist
i shift my helmet: a thimble upon my curls
I Declare War
on blank stares and casual violence–
I Fear Nothing
no one shall let me feel that i am dying
Bio: My name is Aku. I believe words are meant for everyone. I wish to one day spread words as if they are sunlight and stardust. My parents are from Asia, I was raised in the States, and I hope to return to the Pacific Ocean. I have been previously published in the annual publication of the International Institute of Modern Letters as well as in Tupuranga Magazine. My name means wish or desire, and I hope to make this name which my mother gave me proud.