Airport Porn

Another airport. Another encounter with the racialization of everyday life. I become irritated that I am irritated, desire to convince myself that racialization is better than racism.

Everyone goes through this.

A fragment of a poem:

The message is clear:
your penis, your vagina,
your testicles, your womb,
your anus, your orgasm,
these belong to the State. (Essex Hemphill, “Occupied Territories”)

I leave fingerprints at borders, nude shots in small-town airports. The pornography of everyday surveillance.

One day, those who follow will marvel at airport porn.

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