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"... brevity is the soul of wit ..."
- William Shakespeare


Amanda Joshua has writing published or forthcoming in Starling, Sweet Mammalian, The Friday Poem, blackmail press, Kate Magazine, Sour Cherry Mag, Turbine and Poetry NZ. In her spare time, she likes to read and contemplate dropping her law degree.

Amanda Joshua



I hate how my brain
I hate how I put 'I think' in front of sentences
That 'I know', I hate
That I do it to make myself
Smaller, I hate that I have been restraining
every piece of myself
For years, straightening my hair and my thoughts
and my body just to hate myself less, I hate
That I hate
at all