I’m Digging For Meaning But Haunted By Purpose

Beach Day. iphone 12 Pro with Brushstroke app

my auntie peels a mango with her teeth

and I’m no longer

writing political poems; because there are

mangoes and my favorite memory is still alive.

I’m digging for meaning but haunted by purpose

and it’s an insufficient approach.

—Camonghne Felix from poem Born. Living.Will.Die.