This third and final installment in The Unconsciousness of an Ethiopian Princess by T.C. Harrison is a book filled with poetic musings from the author inspired by their thoughts, feelings, reflections, and life experiences. The theme of individuality and celebrating who you are runs throughout the volume. The book is divided into seven parts, featuring poems touching upon multiple topics such as individuality, beauty, racism & injustice, feminism, being a nerd, etc. that will resonate with readers.
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Here's an excerpt:
Of the sky
And float freely in the sunshine.
The teachers who say you’re dumb
The kids who think you’re weird
The police who think you’re nothing but a target
Those in society who think that people who look like you are disposable.
The love who dumped you for another
The government who lies to you...
You’ll thank your heart and brain later.
It was nice to meet you
It was sad to see you go
Getting the shakes and itching like a junkie,
Being overheated and waking up
Drenched in sweat.
Heart beating 400 times faster
Than it should. Losing small bits of my hair,
and losing pounds faster than I can
Put them on.
Eyes staring into the endless void
Freaking out people as they pass by.
Farting and pooping, stinking up the
Joint a little more than usual.
Muscles extremely sore.
Hyperactive one moment,
The next tiredness overcoming me.
Shortness of breath,
My mental health at its mercy.
Lot’s of pills of the expensive medication to
That’s me and Graves.
Copyright 2014 & 2016 T.C. Harrison