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7 Incredible Poems About Important Things

"Poets are cheaper than college"

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1. Catalina Ferro -- "Anxiety Group"

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"Because you can't be this afraid of losing everything if you don't love everything first. Because you have to have a soul-crushing hope that things will get better to be this afraid of missing it."

2. Beck Cooper -- "Too Big"

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"Your body isn’t his ideal type of body, but pathetic has never been your ideal type of personality and besides, you’ve no longer got the time to convince anyone that you’re worthy."

3. Hannah Halpern, Amina Iro, Reina Privado, & Asha Gardner -- "Halloween (Monsters)"

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"But no matter what garments we wrap ourselves in, a woman’s status as trick, treat, or geek is not up for discussion. A woman dressing, acting, BEING, should be HER CHOICE."

4. Lauren Zuniga -- "Confessions of an Uneducated Queer"

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"I was afraid to write this because I didn't want to fuck it up. Writing poems about things you don't really know a lot about can be very problematic. But not writing poems about things you're afraid to fuck up can also be very problematic. The world is problematic -- please, fuck it up."

5. Sabrina Benaim -- "Explaining My Depression to My Mother"

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"Mom says, 'Where did anxiety come from?' Anxiety is the cousin visiting from out of town that depression felt obligated to invite to the party. Mom, I am the party, only I'm a party I don't want to be at."

6. Lily Myers -- "Shrinking Women"

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"And I wonder if my lineage is one of women shrinking, making space for the engines of men in their lives, not knowing how to fill it back up once they leave. I have been taught accommodation."

7. Sierra DeMulder -- "Today Means Amen"

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"This moment has waited its whole life for you. This moment is your lover, and you are a solider. Come home baby, it’s over. You don’t need to suffer anymore."

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