My name is Mecca-Amirah Jackson and I recently published my first poetry book called inflorescence.
“when i imagined you, i made you taller, broader, louder. i made you with wings, with hair to your waist, breasts round and soft. i made you me. i made you greater. i lost faith in your ability to please me, so instead i dreamed of me. —i dreamed of me
inflorescence is a poetry collection divided into six parts: seedling, blossom, drought, pruning, flourish, and rebirth.
It is the process of flowering. the process of becoming more.”
It is a collection of poems, a timeline from my childhood to now. It is honest, it is raw, and it is my life in verses and rhyme.