Loved ones of Patrick Lyoya protesting his murder at the hands of a police officer in Grand Rapids, MI — Rebecca Cook/Reuters

Reflections

Ezinne Ukoha

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Sitting here and reflecting on the magic of life and how one minute can be very different from the next — in a flash. People only love you when you’re winning and consistently on top. When shit hits the fan and you find yourself stuck in unpredictability with a cascade of health issues, disappearing becomes the norm because nobody misses you. You can literally fade away from the weakness of body and soul and watch everyone else moving forward without looking back.

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