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December 14, 2022


Jordan Wilson

to the man who held up the world,

shame that he who shrugged, he did so against

the world; burdened by his own pride.

                who gave you the world?

that weighs on knees

that crack with each step,

but do not break,

for fear of upsetting the balance


you are the world,

my world

your arms

your hips

your stomach like a strongman

your neck

your head

let me give the world to you

throw it

smash it

let it fall

let it break

you’ll feel the weight

break your shoulder

and be free


shrug and do not tremble

you choose the wrong side

and it costs you everything

was this even your burden to bear?

Jordan Wilson (pronouns: they/them/theirs) is a 24-year-old multidiscipline artist with a focus on writing (screen, play, and poetry) and painting (acrylic and multimedia). Jordan is Afro-Latinx, non-binary, queer, trans, and chronically-ill/disabled. These identities do not exist in isolation nor are they inherently radical, rather they form their experience of the world. They are passionate about art and theater that is accessible, engaging, and empowers marginalized folks like themselves. Because of how their identities intersect with different communities, discussions within them inform the work they do, whether it be physical art, writing, directing, or public speaking.

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