NYU Black Renaissance Noire Fall 2013 - Page 106

By PAM LASKIN Peanut Butter and Jelly AIDS Awareness Week This is the face of one child’s sorroweyes lounge in a hammock suspended from skull to skull breath to breath. The body slips into sickness like a thiefthe woman whose lover loved the illness inside her, the drug addict, the transfused blood nobody bothered to bathe, and the boy who may see tomorrow, but may not dream the future his friends do; 104 his fantasy: a week with no absences peanut butter and jelly for dinner every night. BRN-FALL-2013.indb 104 9/13/13 12:48 AM