And where have we found ourselves
yet again?
at the mercy of
the land
the air
the water.

I could run,
but either way
the sea is rising.

Best we can do is
use what will be left of the land—
a palmetto fan for the heat and mosquitos
sugar cane moonshine as libation for the water spirits—
and wait for our blessing.

Kay-Ann Henry is a Jamaican multidisciplinary artist currently based in Miami, Florida.  Henry graduated from the University of Miami where they studied journalism, creative writing, and sociology.  Their work, which includes the mediums of poetry and photography, is steeped in the intricacies of a Caribbean identity along with meditations upon immigration, spirituality, and queerness.