to serve, to become a man, i became the first in line of super-soldiers–a line that also ended with me. that’s the story we tell. but the truth is that the world keeps churning out super-soldiers. cyborgs and clones. mystic spawn of the cosmic cube. and every time i see another of them… i see another part of me.
captain america: winter in america (2018). written by ta-nehisi coates & illustrated by leinil francis yu.
I want to sleep for half a second, a second, a minute, a century, but I want everyone to know that I am still alive, that I have a golden manger inside my lips, that I am the little friend of the west wind, that I am the elephantine shadow of my own tears - Gacela of the Dark Death (Fredrico García Lorca)