My neighbourhood around 9:30pm in late June 2019.
The pavement will be wet, the sidewalk sticky. In what will seem like perpetual darkness, few keep outdoors. The people of light will have staked their claim to the exterior world — outside the walls built by the others to seize that which made these ones free. And besides, the people of light will become… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense III : Nightcrawlers
On what is otherwise a cool and cloudless night, the cement and flesh concoction that is our city swirls into a hot mass. The mass is called here, or now. Entropy. Now, then, or there. The city is gone. A boiling goo emerges. The mass emits a glow to illuminate all its surroundings – a… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense II : Melt-down
“What have you seen here differently since you got back from your trip to the West?,” Mariam asked, itching the side of her close-shaven head. “What’s changed in your eyes?” “In my mind’s eyes?” Constine asserted the question as a correction. “In your mind’s eyes, yes.” Mariam was sitting across a small, wooden table from… Continue reading Light in 3 Tenses – Tense I : A Return
In searching for more life, I found only what life was already here. “The sun doesn’t shine in here past 11.” Always wanting more. “What I’d do for a south-facing window.” I have started waking up to catch the sunlight filtering strategically over my plants. Seeing new shoots and leaves in the middle of winter… Continue reading Domesticity: Fragments