Vivarium by K.J. Williams

but human life is confined in a glass box
draped in a black curtain;
there’s nothing behind it.
but it’s our audacity that makes us try
anyway, to pull the curtain.
and in the end, we do,
and find everything we feared we would.
that is, nothing,
except our own bemused reflections,
staring back.

bio: Jalen Williams is a writer, filmmaker, and entrepreneur. He has written for Blavity, Good Men Project, The SITS Girls, and The Voices Project. You can find him on Facebook, and on Instagram and Twitter @jalenisms.