Hope is a fickle thing.
It seems contagious and infectious
And worms itself deep into these creatures - Human Beings.
I’ve studied them you see
Watched and taken notes on their lives and environment
I’ve studied them - as they have studied me.
When once they rejected my presence
I now have come to copy their winks, blinks, tones and screeches
And now it seems that all their fears of me were just pretence.
I must be careful as you know
That I don’t become one of them as I am very good at pretending
I can walk and talk as they do - every movement is so slow.
They are not cautious creatures
Reckless and wild things, disaster meets everyone
These ugly beings with pleasant features.
I am afraid they are quite doomed
I’ve seen enough of their destruction and anger
They inflict upon their hosts - always deeper wounds
No, I’d write this species off
There’s nothing good about a single one
If it were not for Hope - infectious like a cough.
—  c-d-poetry, “Ugly Creatures”
Cáncer cuando está enamorado:

Cree que la persona que ama es perfecta, como si hubiera encontrado ese príncipe o princesa de los cuentos que nos leían de niños.

Uzo Aduba, Danielle Brooks, Laverne Cox, Vicky Jeudy, Adrienne C. Moore and Samira Wiley of Orange is the New Black on the July 2015 cover of ESSENCE magazine.