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”

“I Go to Prepare a Place for You”, 2021 by Bisa Butler

The Smithsonian’s acquisition of Bisa Butler’s quilt of Harriet Tubman

quilted cotton, silk and velvet

jaw dropping gorgeous! #bisabutler

Keep Off

On a walk with Wally.

To BLM plaza and back.

No leg lifting. Makes sense.

Park(ed) Memory

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)

Bulls eye

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).