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    The Cyst

    By Joy Lynn Clark 9/8/2020 I have had 3 cysts in my lifetime. A cyst is like a large blemish that grows over time. The first cyst I had was on the back of my neck. My stepmom kept swearing that I had a , “goiter “. It sounded gross but the thing was fairly small and I had hoped that it would just clear up. The thing got bigger and bigger. It looked to be filled with pus and I asked my stepmom if I should just pop it. She urged me to contact a dermatologist because it might leave a scar. On the day I was to head…

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    Denominations

    By Joy Lynn Clark 8/21/2020 Denominations My man need some denominations Let’s have sex in a boat Tied to the dock with a rope Or we can set sail and take a cruise Or we can fuck in the sun and check out the views And watch you count them denominations And we could probably stay out And I might just jump off and float around I’m just a drop in the lake You can give and I’ll take For now anyway Because I’ll be giving it up Turn the moon in to day It’s just a second away Now put that thing in my face Glad we have them…

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    God Et. Al Never U Ever

    By Joy Lynn Clark 8/17/2020 I have been working on my latest song. Just for fun. Since I decided to speak about the things that I like to do religiously I wonder, is it appropriate to declare that I am non-religious? Also, should the new byline be titled: God et al never u ever? I just don’t have any faith in god anymore. The closest I get to Jesus and Mary is a Prostitute. As an Indigenous American I have looked at our history: displacement and colonization. I get into the moral norms that many religions seem to offer. They do sound appealing. Do not steal, but you stole our…

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    I Just Can’t Afford To Barely Pass

    By Joy Lynn Clark 7/29/2020 I was an overachiever at the things that I thought I could go for. My skin is barely passing. I don’t pass for white, black, black and white, Hispanic, or Asian even. The way it’s always seem to be more established. The blacks always seem to get the job. The black and whites (A.k.a. the mulatto’s) seems sort of established and they usually get the job too. The Hispanics are really cultural and these days people are interested. The natives well, we keep to ourselves or go for whats passing. I was raised in a, “colored” community. Growing up I never really knew what to…

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    Overprocessed

    6/30/2020 Joy Lynn Clark I have always been self-conscious about my look. Most of the time I just cover my hair. With hats at first then head wraps. Growing up I never really knew how to care for it. My hair is thick and gold. From time to time my mom or my step mom will take me to the salon where they would take hours to process my hair and then they would swear I have color and have to chop it off. Everybody loves the color of my hair and everybody hates the texture. Overprocessed is a word that I dread. I have heard this word my entire…

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