Day-jobbing and listening to MasterClass:
Never think that this gift I have is not demanding. I have leaned into this gift, succumbed to the demand of it.
It is the best restlessness.
It is the most intimate of imagining.
Yet, I am keenly aware, what I do—
Black woman writer
Writer, Black and woman
Woman whom is Black and writer. —
Is an immovable, immutable trinity.
For such designations, I write.
I persevere and preserve.
I remember and reckon.
-JBHarris, December 2022