Zack was first whiteboy
I ever trusted.
Met him in the third grade.
You can’t be
a wigger in third grade,
but Zack was first whiteboy
my mom refused
to let me befriend.
My mom didn’t have
a problem with white people.
She prayed to a white blue-eyed
Jesus, and told me to get
a white girl to take care of me.
I left in January and head back east, happily because
I was tired of being alone. There. And while it was only
one week, it was a bad week, a long week. I missed home
but I wasn’t going back there. It felt too much like vacation
now and I just didn’t belong in that town anymore at twenty-one. Twenty-one,
my dad thinks it’s still young. I think that it’s five years past turning sixteen
that seemed to happen in five minutes. But that’s beside the point. I miss you.
I left too quickly and for the week I was there I was almost
someone else. I didn’t want it to be that way.
Too late. The next days were long and I continued to analyze again
and again what might have been. But what a waste
of time. Every morning I still smell the rustic scent—that mixture
of sweat and cologne and saltwater. I miss the weather too—
but who cares. Everyone misses the weather. But I see tshirts
sometimes, and street signs, faded jeans and thunderstorms,
and I hear songs and voices—and sometimes even
half- familiar laughs and for a small part of a second
I feel like you’re here
(Photography by Adeline Sides)
Opera Cabal, a Chicago based ensemble of performers, presented a multi-media experimental production of opera, music and theater: *USW* | und so weiter | et cetera | and so forth |. The Chicago Premiere was held on February 19, 2010 and February 20, 2010 at Curtiss Hall (Fine Arts Building).
Photography by Mia Aigotti
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Photography, by Adeline Sides
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Photography by Adeline Sides