For Grace Jones (And all those who model themselves after)

She never knew what color
to dip her fingertips. Most
days she felt magenta’d under

belly and indigo’d soles, eyes fast lit
chartreuse and teal lip. Unlike
a rainbow, mostly electric.

Imani Sims is a spicy Chai tea–loving Seattle native who spun her first performance poem at the age of fourteen. She believes in the healing power of words and the transformational nuance of the human story.  Imani works to empower youth and adults through various writing courses and interdisciplinary shows all over the nation.  Her book (A)live Heart is available on Sibling Rivalry Press.



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