Staying Sparkly

By Sojourner “Hughes” Davidson

My anxiety is sparkly It’s glitter Diamond dust Sand on the beach My anxiety likes to stick around And show itself off My anxiety rubs off on all the clothes In the laundry machine My anxiety lives In my college dorm room carpet My anxiety is grainy in my shoes My anxiety is still there After I try to wash it away My anxiety is like lightning striking sand My anxiety is me Pounding my head against the glass My anxiety is like spilled glitter It’s been months But still Everywhere
A black and white photo depicts a person with a small smile. They are crossing their arms over a black button up with small white dogs. Their hair is short and they wear round glasses.

My name is Sojourner “Hughes” Davidson. I am a poet based out of the DMV area. My interest in poetry began in high school English and grew in college as I began reading and writing more poetry. As a college student, I had two poems published in my college’s lit mag, The Greenleaf Review, and worked as the art editor. My poetry tends to explore politics, identity, relationships, the mind, and the body. I try to bring everything back to the mind and the body. I believe poetry is felt both emotionally and physically, and a poem is great when it reaches you in both places.

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