New piece published on Feminessay!

“(Re)Discovering My Heart or Brief Poetic Musings on Harlem”

By Haile Eshe Cole

I (re)discovered my heart on a November day while walking the streets of Harlem. It was a crisp 70 degrees outside and the sun shone down with a warmth that I can only describe as home—not a physical or geographically rooted home base but instead the welcoming and enveloping feeling of belonging, a rightness. It felt as if I could hear Zora whispering in the cool, caressing wind…

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