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August 20, 2020

Black woman, eyes closed, smelling yellow flowers

By Chantal Eyong

There’s room to
laugh at my unfolding
As I survey
The space between ass and thigh.
The lack

I’ve become
I’ve become.
Anything could hide here
The traces of laughter can fit behind my knees
Or between my breasts
I recognize none of it.

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  • Chantal Eyong

    Chantal Eyong


    Chantal is an author, artist and media producer based in Los Angeles, California. Her work focuses on Afro-diasporic narratives in relation to the self, place-making, archives and memory. Chantal holds an MFA in Screenwriting from the University of California Riverside and is currently a doctoral student in the Media Arts + Practice program at the University of Southern California.

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