NYU Black Renaissance Noire Winter 2014 - Page 90

By MEHA SEMWAL Inherited Soil, Colorado How many bones, I wonder, were crushed to make this soil we inhabit rich with these pinewoods, calcified nettleforrest, berries, columbine? 88 By the time I get my camera out the black bear is indistinguishable from the shadows, ossified into the night like all the other expressions of affection we open our mouth to say but, shy or embarrassed, forget.