Make Believe

In this poem bullets are extinct &
we read the news on accident amen
& the less we bleed
The more the moon makes sense to us
The less we bleed the more we hurt
And the more we hurt
The more we feel

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Claire Collins is a queer poet, teaching artist, and co-founder of Poetic Justice, a program that teaches literacy and poetry to incarcerated people. They are of Mohawk, French, and Dutch descent. As a member of the Six Nations of the Grand River, they are working to reconnect with Kanien'kéha (Mohawk) Language and literacies. They are currently working on a forthcoming collection of poetry that will be released in April 2024.

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