Natural disasters flow like Water. either naturally or what we consider to be natural like water from a faucet. The nature behind the definition natural used to be so concrete like telling the difference between an earthquake and thunder but lately it bends so flexible that now it’s like telling the difference between a 6 and a 9, but you know what they say, your actions and answers changes depending on what side of the disaster you're on. I realized my definition and vocabulary was about to be tested when I saw him. Nothing about our encounter was natural except for our reactions. Normally we're supposed to look at them Aurora Borealis like their presence is a gift from God but naturally, I look at him like a rooted tree looks at a thunderstorm while he looks at me the same way a tsunami looks at a beach house. I'm just trying to survive while he....... I'm trying still to decide what he wanted. Was he trying to do what he sees as natural now or was he trying to protect and serve God, The Earth, His Life? Either way, I know how natural disaster stories end and I don't want to end up like Louisiana to Katrina, like Haiti to the earthquake, like Eric Garner to the NYPD. That word natural is so abused and misused, the word they really mean is normal. It is normal for all kings to get taken down, like King Charles the 1st, King Richard the 1st, African Kingdoms, Rodney King, Martin Luther King. I want to keep having natural endings and not normal ones, I rather want the debate of "was that sound a heartbreak or an earthquake" and not " was that the sound thunder or another black body hitting concrete". In today's society, natural and normal trade blows and dance around each other so much we ignore the chaos their tornado creates. I can very much so be another victim of the normal slash new natural tornado and hang my name up in the clouds next to a rip hashtag and have it blow away the next day. Instead, I hand over my genetic recipe to the elemental force and hope that it doesn't return to the melanin back to the earth. normally the statistics aren't in my favor nor is it in the favor for black bodies but today nature rooted for me, it didn't promise me a forever, but it helped me weather this storm. weather if you are looking at this situation as a 6 or a 9. This shouldn't be the new normal. Today I survive, and hopefully, there will be a nature to help others do so too.
This is about when I was pulled over on a bike around the corner from home