Maybe running is a country

I began running when the fire started and I haven’t stopped
since maybe I come from running maybe running is a
country maybe everyone who lives there misses someone
they thought would live forever

I’m glad you don’t know how to find it I’m glad
that you haven’t caught me yet I’m glad you have a
black friend I’m sorry
that your black friend may die soon
and then there will only be me

Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib
from “I mean maybe none of us are really from anywhere” in The Crown Ain’t Worth Much