The water

RIP Chukwuemeka Akachi


A young man has let go

and I am angry.


I am angry because a young man

has let go.


Because it continues not to seem possible.


Because this path we pursue pins us in dark corners

thinking ourselves into traps that we can’t escape.


Because life support is expensive

and alchemy is still beyond our reach.


Because the revolution will not be televised

but the bodies will be known.


Because his letting go has caused me to question

my own clinging.


Because I told them I was going looking

but I had no idea what I would find.

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