Modalities of mortality play out in different ways—
the song of Lady Day blows sweetly on a blues breeze as the tropics of hate continue to rage beyond boiling.
Good-hearted people still find reasons to sing in the rain as this ongoing reign of annihilation pummels us with injustices forged from stone-blind stone.
Every day, “Amazing Grace” plays on a humble record player refusing to skip over the scratches in our collective psyche.
And while the rhythms sound extremely warped and one-sided at times,
there’s still beauty to be found in the song of who we are.