For the man and the day, from Citizen, by Claudia Rankine. A book for anyone who’s ever felt unseen or mis-seen. This poem can also be found here:
from Citizen: “You are in the dark, in the car….” / by Claudia Rankine, b. 1963
You think maybe this is an experiment and you are being tested or retroactively insulted or you have done something that communicates this is an okay conversation to be having.
Thanks for this. I just listened to Rankine interviewed by Tom Askbrook on NPR’s On Point this morning. She and DeRay McKesson. Powerful stuff.