My Philly firsts
#1 sharing space #AWP22 with an SF legend #samuelrdelaney #Afrofuturism
#2 viewed liberty’s crack
#3 amazed at the power of objects: cups & saucers & spoons
China Wedge (1994) by Mei-Ling Hom
“I Go to Prepare a Place for You”
The Smithsonian’s acquisition of Bisa Butler’s quilt of Harriet Tubman
quilted cotton, silk and velvet
jaw dropping gorgeous! #bisabutler
On a walk with Wally.
To BLM plaza and back.
No leg lifting. Makes sense.
like the crack
in my left
bulbs are starting to pop (just like us)
someone or some (history) blanked
abe’s eyes (out) in front of a building
3000 miles away from me now/home.
he got shot (not too far) from me in now/new home.
this/his bust isn’t exactly busted
but those eyes – eerily bruised
like justice or (us)
Divorce (CA): Church & Duboce (?)
Not missing you at all.
evidence of flinch, (my) flinching
learned to pull a trigger
strapping up perhaps, there is (was)
a war & the (Right’s wrong) Trump (is)
coming for people (othered) like me.
evidence of flinch, (my flinching)
the Glock was heavy loaded, loud.
recoil a surprise. steady. breathe.
release. bulls (eye). bulls (eye).