Hello! It’s my first day of senior year tomorrow. And it’s a friend’s first day of her first year tomorrow, too. And although I regularly write my fair share of very sad poems, I just very badly wanted to write something happy tonight. I am so grateful for a great many things.
There is so much sadness and so much pain. I know you are carrying your own. We are all feeling collective pain, too. I hope we can all learn to share Black joy as quickly as we seem to be prepared to share Black trauma and Black pain. Share Black joy. Share your joy.
Thank you for reading. Enjoy!