Dark Matter, defined
beginning and ending of a whole world –
too nighttime sky to know
the light isnestled in her
nurtured by her
necessary, by her
how layered we become
artificial representation masquerading as fluorescence.Constellations punctuate the beginning and ending of a whole world, but:
they tell her she’s never known stars.
Ashanti Marshall is a poet, peace maker and soul shaker. A black, queer, femme thought-force from the southside of Chicago, Marshall is the twenty-something facilitating inqueery at Black Ampersand. A bibliophile and slow-jams enthusiast actively queering the narrative and dropping gems, her voice offers an unapologetic existence and her world will make you believe, in both her and yourself.
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