hand drawn holding a cigarette
Image credit: Joymae Capps
Poetry

Sugar Babies

Filipina women
Line up at mansions
At the doors they kneel
Raising their hands
Towards God
Palms cupped to catch
The gold white men bleed

All that gets sent back home
Is rolled up and smoked
Like the American dream

Joymae Capps
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While Joymae Capps has never had a brush with the law, they’re always peering over their shoulder to ensure that it stays that way. Constantly living in a fantasy world, they are wooed by the idea of learning more with every experience. They hope that one day they can make people cry with their stories, even if they remain a permanent fixture in the Pacific Northwest.