Raquel Perry – “Black Mother’s Ache”

2021 Button Poetry Video Contest

“I will never know the Black mother’s ache, but I could imagine it tastes like a bitter fruit.”

Don’t miss this incredible poem from Raquel Perry, a Category Winner of the 2021 Button Poetry Video Contest!

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