A Poetic Response to the Misogynoir That Dominates Popular Culture

by Carla M. Cherry

Thank You, Amber Rose

 photo 1e458820-ceb0-4aff-956f-c33ef31b443c.png


Trick Daddy
driving around talking about
Spanish hoes and white hoes
getting finer than a motherfucker.
If they learn to fry chicken
us black hoes
will be useless
unless we tighten up.
Daniel Holtzclaw
driving his police cruiser around poor neighborhoods,
picking on black women:
sodomizing and raping
compelling fellatio at gunpoint
because he thought no one
would notice.
Chasm between them two ain’t exactly river deep.

Carla M. Cherry is an English teacher and poet from New York City who has been published in Anderbo, Soar, Obscura, Dissident Voice, Random Sample Review, Eunoia Review, MemoryHouse Magazine, Down In The Dirt, and In Between Hangovers. She has also published a book of poetry, Gnat Feathers and Butterfly Wings.