Artist Kara Walker – ‘I’m an Unreliable Narrator’ | Fons Americanus | Tate – YouTube

    • dmf
    • May 29th, 2020

    I’m Going Back to Minnesota Where Sadness Makes Sense

    O California, don’t you know the sun is only a god
    if you learn to starve for him? I’m bored with the ocean

    I stood at the lip of it, dressed in down, praying for snow
    I know, I’m strange, too much light makes me nervous

    at least in this land where the trees always bear green.
    I know something that doesn’t die can’t be beautiful.

    Have you ever stood on a frozen lake, California?
    The sun above you, the snow & stalled sea—a field of mirror

    all demanding to be the sun too, everything around you
    is light & it’s gorgeous & if you stay too long it will kill you

    & it’s so sad, you know? You’re the only warm thing for miles
    & the only thing that can’t shine.

    -Danez Smith

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