In bull-jean/we wake the Narrator (they/them) – while grieving the loss of their elders – initiates their own healing by calling forward southernBlack-butch-sheroe, bull-jean. Through a series of dreams, porch prayers and visitations from children that fly and shape shifting ole folk . . . bulljean & dem guide the Narrator towards the realization that they are never alone, and that Love beyond the veil can be accessed as a transformative force of nature during times of loss.
mina had taught the young peoples
how to weave.
fans so colorful
the swirl of they
move all sight and sound.
each wave tickle the air.
take you way past
like on this day
when it came clear
that mina need a healing.
bull-jean son-man boy-child jr
lead all the children mina done passed she fan making on to
pour into mina and bull-jean yard and porch
running and laughing and skipping and fanning and tumbling
they wave the air
till mina come out
sit on porch.
then all the children mina done passed she fan making on to
circle mina and bull-jean house tight tighter
with fans flicking they
wave the air
running and laughing and skipping and fanning and tumbling they
flick wave circle drop
flick wave circle drop clap
flick wave circle drop clap twirl
till the trees tilt
and out fly angels with fins and black black skin
and long long braids curling round pouring out all over
up and down the road and back singing
and dat black mermaid man lady with fishes and fishes and pearls flowing
all the way down past behind brush through clouds come down