Portia Bartley – “When Blackness Becomes A Hand Me Down Shirt”

2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

“It seems some clothes will always be in style, even when they are soaked in blood.”

Don’t miss this amazing poem by Portia Bartley, featured contestant in the 2016 Button Poetry Video Contest.

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