this dance is black.

a black man.
a disabled black man.
two recent killings
that we know of
with more to come…

& i
in the midst of this –
bridge bodies shoulders with another brotha
arms cross arms
bending necks
this dance emerges
dropping to knees
falling towards the ground
face down
shaken into
holds that rock us
onto our backs
thighs cradle head
side to side
side by side
to momentary stillness.

then
pressed against each other
we roll up
rise
our breaths are deep
with hands extended
ready to carry ourselves.
again.

black men
disabled black men
we be.
&
we keep movin.

#thisdanceisBlack  #theseFolkwecarry #whathebodyknows

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Author: Barak adé Soleil

creative practitioner, independent consultant and curator. making dance, performance art and theatre. working within community.

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