First days back

In the first days after Hurricane Katrina, he remembers facing down insurance companies, guns pointed at him by unidentified mercenaries, and mold.

The water will never not be here

I want to talk about what the storm left in its wake. I want to talk about what it means to try to repair the irreparable, about how sometimes a place is never the same and how pretending it is creates an act of incessant denial, an erasure of what was lost and what could have been.