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FUCK you, 2020

You couldn’t kill me or my kindness

But you’ve awakened my rage

Depression from work

Anxiety about everything

Exposing the callousness of humanity

As well as its philanthropy

Surviving my job

Ditching it for better

Never been more ashamed of my country

Always some new abuse

Of the poor, the Black

The trans and the queer

Never felt more proud of my community

Their support for each other

The vulnerable and the strange

A year like this

Throws things into perspective

I saw stretched before me

A landscape of inequity and suffering

And I saw all the work being done

To change it

Snowflakes become an avalanche

You best watch yourself, 2021

Ariel Cross

Ariel Cross is a fantasy author and blogger with a love for representation and subversion. To them, happiness is a warm glass of mead on a cold day.

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