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For Muhlaysia

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2019-11-20

Excerpt of a poem by Anastasia Walker

They beat you under the Texas sun in
A goddamn parking lot, one two four
Eight ten kicking punching howling
Filming so they could pretend
It was everyone and not just them
Who were unmanned
By a beauty that held
A mirror to their squalid smallness

Woman holding sign that says "Respect All Women"
Above photo by T. Chick McClure on Unsplash
Photo of Trans Pride flag by Sharon McCutcheon on Unsplash