the pressing question
of every age:
What is it that we cannot see?
For life is hiddenness,
as is God,
and we have been given
the gift of searching.
The unseen works on us, always.
Waves pulsing through our flesh, unfelt.
Forces pulling at our bodies. Forces
putting black bodies in cells en masse.
Each one underneath a veil of opacity that we call law.
All that is hidden
is meant to be
yet revelation cannot be achieved.
It comes when it comes,
when it wants to unearth itself—
fall from the heavens like light
to those who have insisted it lay itself bare.
to live differently.
Drew E. Jackson, “This Unveiling,” Oneing 10, no. 1, Unveiled (Spring 2022): 89–90.