Witnessing the Blues: The Black Body In Perpetual Motion

by Max S. Gordon

(“Run to You” by Kerream Jones, used with permission from the artist)

(This essay originally appeared in “Imagining: A Gibney Journal, #5”, published by the Gibney Company Community Center on May 5, 2021.)

I got the key to the highway,
Billed out and bound to go
I’m gonna leave here running
Because walking is most too slow…”

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Max S. Gordon is a writer and activist. His work has appeared in on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. Follow Max on twitter:@maxgordon19

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Max S. Gordon

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Max S. Gordon is a writer and activist. His work has appeared in on-line and print magazines in the U.S. and internationally. Follow Max on twitter:@maxgordon19

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