To: the children buried in unmarked graves at the hands of the Catholic Church in residential schools of North America.
For the First Nations Penelakut, Tk’emplúps te Secwépemc, Cowessess, Ktunaxa, and Keeseekoose.
To: the Black people whose cemeteries (and thereby, their record of history in the landscape) have been developed over for housing projects, made into lakes, and paved over for parking lots in Florida and beyond.
For Zion Cemetery, Keystone Memorial Cemetery, Oaklawn Cemetery, and others found and yet to be found. For those who remembered.
To: the Great Pacific Garbage Patch and island/coastal communities.
To: wildfire season and the Amazonian land protectors.
learn of more cemeteries here: https://blackcemeterynetwork.org/new-page
I don’t see monsters in dark corners anymore
and the black of an unlit house is comforting
I see monster in bright faces