Christopher Caldwell is a queer Black American living in Glasgow, Scotland. His family hails from Baton Rouge, New Orleans, and Convent, Louisiana, and each of them is embroiled in at least one blood feud about gumbo recipes. He is @seraph76 on Twitter.
How did we end up so far east, on the flanks of a cold beach? You told me you always wanted to see the Pelagio, ever since you were a child. But your skin was never made for water. You shouldn’t have ever learned to swim.
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