The Lived Experience Between Pandemics
Christopher D. Johnson
To be a Black and deaf male with trepidation,
The experience bestowed on him to navigate both Worlds.
Social identity and temperament grows within,
As his late grandmother would say, "don't be speeding."
Birthed a daughter who raised a Chosen One,
Both Queens are the epitome of an affirmation of faith.
Through the mind of a first-born deaf child from the south,
A fair reminder of three P's: Passion, Patience, and Persistence.