Now a Stranger

Before I was a man, I was a child in a world of strangers, whose soft, palpable truths hardened, then splintered.

A youth who saw the foreshadowing of disappointment in promise, weakness hiding in strength, tragedy shadowing life.

Now seeking privilege and comfort, I see what I have and what I borrowed, and I am a stranger to the child.

2019, ICM, Photo-Composite, New York City