Greetings Fen & Fen of Color,
But my back has borne more than whips and chains. And while I laid in the grainy liquid at the bottom of the flask, I pressed my back to the wood. And waited for another dark hand to rub me out.
Here I am. Lucky you.
She’s torn, you see. Between so many identities. Spaces, places. I can’t help but laugh when she tumbles around the web asking her childish questions:
What is slavery?
Why be mixed-race?
How do we stop violence against women?
How do we live sex-full lives?
We have already seen this world made and destroyed many times over. And we survive deep in its recess, in the black quiet of its refuse.
What do questions of this world matter when there are so many more to explore?
And I’ve seen them all.
[UPDATE: The image above is actually titled “Dark Warrior Elf” and the artist is Leah Keeler. Click here for her Deviant Art page]