yonda [2021] : a letter to You

An Afrofuturist image of Kain, Harriet Tubman, and Fannie Lou Hamer on a galactic backdrop with their future look.

My great grandmother was oddly optimistic about Death. But not in a haunting way or even a literal way. What I believe she was actually interested in was a more metaphysical/transgalactic movement that would leave the troubles of this ole world behind. She, and many of the church mothers, would often sing about Yonder, the By and By, and/or how they were looking forward to sailing through the air on the Good Ole Gospel ship. As a…