Born. Raised. Washington, D.C. Learned to fish and wander. Humid summers. D.C., Baltimore, New York. Raised by southern. South Carolina. Nelba and Ernest. Grandparents. D.C. native mom. Patricia Ann. Cassie and Lalu. Aunts. Mom’s boyfriend Bill. Reggie. Is. Was. Daddy. On the inside. PTSD and the prison industrial complex.
We. Kin. Tight. Grandma waiting to catch the placenta. Delivered babies. Made dinner for every night. Vegetable. Green. Vegetable. Yellow. Starch. Maybe a meat. Family stick together. My favorite. When we make split pea soup.