In memory of 19 murdered and many more injured in Sagamihara.
On July 26, 2016, around 2 am, a former employee broke into a home for people with disabilities in Sagamihara, Japan. He murdered 19 residents. He said he wanted disabled people to “disappear.”
Some nights I believe in evil.
Some nights I leave my window open
because my skin’s too hot to sleep.
I don’t know you
but I know you were like me.
I know that some nights their pity
Most nights I know he lied
when he said we aren’t worth
the years we have in us.
Was it warm
(I didn’t know to visit you.)
I opened my window
and I could feel:
and me (and us)
learning how to believe in you sliced open
learning how to be haunted
I’ve never known a hotter summer
across all of our oceans.
blisters with your