deziree a. brown: conjure(s) ghosts


this body,     these hands –

conjure(s) ghosts

in skin mirrors,     

offer(s) greedy

wraiths        forever


deziree a. brown is a black queer woman poet, scholar, activist and self-proclaimed “social justice warrior” from Flint, MI. They are currently a MFA candidate at Northern Michigan University in Marquette, MI, and often claim to have been born with a poem written across their chest. Their work has been recently published in the anthology Best “New” African Poets 2015, Duende, Crab Fat Magazine, and Razor.