correspondence to a loved one




dear ______,



I was daydreaming the other day and wrote this poem for you called;




“: about a lineage “




And it begins by firmly stating that




the inability to articulate a notion does not make that idea

any less real




In fact
It begs us to ask the question:
who does categorization serve?




we reject notions of genre
and in doing so
we do as we’ve always
done :




skirting prescribed curriculum




with oral tradition



rhythm




and the treasured responsibility of honoring those who inform our spirit. 



those who provide us




with the context for recognizing “home” not as a destination 




but as a sense of being.




something rory and omar’s rubaiyats remind us to do.
something you taught me how to do without ever saying a word.



in keeping with the natural order of things,
i have found that speaking out loud to ancestors feels
increasingly comfortable as I grow older -
serving as somewhat of an unconscious daily ritual at this point.



I hope we never forget that worldbuilding is a necessary means for survival.
imagining not as a means of escape but as a form of grounding - 
cultivating a tangible reality based in collective care and support.



I’m trying to slow down and remember that
understanding and growth
emerge only from and through the
unyielding yet reliable processes of time.



anyway - as usual i carry on




I hope you’re well and that I can see you soon.



I miss being





Next to you.





with love,

andrew




photo by soen settani