Basement Poetry Presents: “Nadia” by Zora Thomas


I know you girl. I knew you from your colors. They swim Universal. They scream versatile, chameleon like. Skin dark hues and sunlight. They burst deep and bold. Your hair, thick like rainbows, wild and soft. Hardened by the white microaggressions and hard suggestions to be mute. It’s cute.

How your skin becomes armor. Sun baked earthen clay. Tough. Hiding how rough it truly is. I know you girl. I feel your story in song. Your breaths are tired, notes strong. Magic woven in your pauses despite the purpose in the causes. Priestess by blood you are ancestral dreams not far. You are the collections of colors passed down and earned. The universe, walking.

About Zora Thomas:

Zora Thomas hails from Harrisburg, PA and has been writing, singing, and painting all of her life. Using her experiences of being a queer Black transgender woman she uses her identities to delve into the complexities or life. Her observations are penned passionately in her first book with the intention of inspiring, challenging, and promoting growth through real life.

Her first published collection of poems are available on Amazon & Kindle: The Collection of Colors & Etc. 

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  1. Love your poetry. In Nadia you shine a light on the transparency of prejudice. Keep writing, we need voices like yours!

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