“I read poems. I write. That is my destiny… (Hooks)

“I read poems. I write. That is my destiny. Standing on the edge of the cliff about to fall into the abyss, I remember who I am. I am a young poet, a writer. I am here to make words. I have the power to pull myself back from death—to keep myself alive.”

Bell Hooks, Bone Black: Memories of Girlhood

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