Collaboration with my good friend Mars Johnson.

Full poem:

We real cool
Until it’s time to having an opposing view
Cool as a cucumber but shifting inside
Scared
To try something new
To love
To heal
To speak up
To do the work
Changing yourself with every snide remark
Until you end up settling
Doing something you never thought you’d do
But it’s time to let go
And say no when it’s no
And you know what’s cool?
Allowing yourself to just be

 

A spontaneous shoot in an abandoned house. 

Middle of nowhere, Upstate New York.

With Yijun Xu, for Halloween 2016.