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For this session we read an excerpt from “This Here Flesh” by Cole Arthur Riley, posted below.
Our prompt was: Start with “I will not apologize...”
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"This Here Flesh" by Cole Arthur Riley "Rest is an act of defiance, and it cannot be predicated on apol- ogy. It's the audacity to face the demands of this world and proclaim, We will not be owned. We will not return to the chains that once held us. They are brittle and tarnished from our tears, which made the flood. Remember. You were never meant to prove your dignity. You, whose flesh contains more bodies than your own. You don't belong in the catacombs of restlessness, wandering from death to death. Lie down with me in the pasture, where life is alive and growing with the unapologetic slowness of a blade of grass. What will become of us? We will be free and we will be dreaming." Credit: This Here Flesh by Cole Arthur Riley (page 157)