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The Power of Words

written by: Jenise Cook

@jenisecook

 

My father was lynched. Mama took her own life. Foster care rotated me from family to family. Then, the assaults. My body wasn’t my own.

Aged out, I slept in the library. My mind devoured the stacks of books, and the world opened before me, breathing new life into me.

Jenise Cook

Jenise Cook

Jenise Cook lives in northern Arizona, where it snows, with her fine artist husband. Jenise writes both fiction and nonfiction. Her works are on Mojave He[art] Review, CommuterLit, Lost Pen Magazine, Fifty Word Stories, and several Medium publications (@jenisecook). For a complete list of her works, visit her site: Jenise Cook.
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