Cooley High: 1991

Aracelis Girmay

I guess it’s a funny thing, really,
how I can’t hear Boyz II Men,
even the 90s bedroom countdown
and the colour blue of Michael McCrary’s
‘Injection, fellas’ without wanting
to cry. A real cry. Look! I’ve slipped into
the surprise and trapdoor
of my own heartache
just like that. The Cool…