Read Poem: HURRICANE, by Rejjia Camphor

a river can have rocks within it
or a sheet of ice going across its surface
or the water can be too warm
that it forms a hurricane
and starts destroying everything
but the point is
you have the power to change me.

you can make my world
heat up
with your cigarette smoke
or higher my vibrations
with your prayers
or inspire passion
with your touch
the point is
I can change the world too.

HI there, my name is Rejjia Camphor and I am from Baltimore, Maryland. Many people pronounce my first name wrong but I pronounce it like (Ruh-G-Ugh), like it rhymes with Momma Mia! At 22, I graduated with a B.A. degree in Creative Writing, Visual Culture and Women’s Studies from Hampshire College. I have an array of passions but am best known for my hugs, my personality, my poetry and some pretty wild experiences. Right now, I am hoping to center my creative work and writing around the ontology of language, blackness, mental health and healing.


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