Krystle May Statler: “Obituary”
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On this day, I remember
BJ, my big brother
In one photo of us as children, I’m captured looking at him instead of the camera, mesmerized by
The confidence in his smile, how light reflected his soul, he was the center of my world
Uniquely his own energy force of charisma, I remember his laugh cackling loudly without apology
And as we grew older, apart, he preferred Brian; the BJ I idolized as a child became obsessed chasing
Riches and success, seeking connection deeper than our human experience
Yet, it wasn’t while he was alive that he found it and now he’s gone, gone, gone
OBITUARY pays tribute to Brian Statler, Jr. who was shot and killed by the Inglewood Police Department on March 27, 2019.
(Author photo by Malakhi Simmons)
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Krystle May Statler is a poet who lives in Los Angeles and a co-founder/editor for every other, a Los Angeles-based collective publishing literary broadsides by writers from around the world. She received her MFA in Creative Writing in 2017 and is currently working on her first collection of poetry.
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