Category: still can’t do my daughter’s hair

Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip he…

Her fist is balled the way a boy would grip her hair in a kindergarten class, or at any age that boys put their name on things.

I am the boy who has already decided to forsak…

I am the boy who has already decided to forsake himself. I know nothing of my father or the sky I will no longer welcome through my bedroom windows.

I am the boy who has already decided to forsak…

I am the boy who has already decided to forsake himself. I know nothing of my father or the sky I will no longer welcome through my bedroom windows.

This is what you do when you are Black and at …

This is what you do when you are Black and at jobs where you suffer through being the minority, you send your daughter to the better
school where she will suffer through being the minor.

She asks me what happened to this forest, but …

She asks me what happened to this forest, but I cannot tell her of how I was once sapling, that she flourishes in the splinters of me.

His face was awash with surprise, that his res…

His face was awash with surprise, that his respectability politics provided no soft landing between him and the blood-orange truth.

It is 2 am and a person I have left behind is …

It is 2 am and a person I have left behind is telling me someone I had lived with is trapped behind the present tense forever.

My wife is shaped like: I don’t care if …

My wife is shaped like: I don’t care if they fill with you so many bullets your soul is too heavy to ascend, I married you knowing I’d have to put you back together at some point anyway.

William Evans, “Three Parts (Black).” Pick up …

William Evans, “Three Parts (Black).” Pick up a copy of William’s amazing book, STILL CAN’T DO MY DAUGHTER’S HAIR.

If you’re a boy, I guess what doesn’t kill you…

If you’re a boy, I guess what doesn’t kill you makes you a hero the next morning. If you’re a boy, I guess what kills you. Gets you a march and your mother described as graceful.