Letter to a KKK MemberHey great-grandpa, how are you?
Is your daughter-in-law there with you -
you know, the one who lived in Chicago?
Does she talk about the times she patched
up Al Capone, the times he called her a
pretty name, or the times where red
was her favorite color?
Hey great-grandpa, is my grandaunt
there, too? Aunt Lloyd died only a year ago
but damn was she tough - momma talks
about her doing everything there was to
ever do and the funny thing is is that
she hated you. I would ask 'how does it
feel to know your own daughter hated you' -
but I shouldn't. After all, that would be rude.
Hey great-grandpa, why did you do it? Would
you have joined if it was a decade later or
if you knew I would have been born? I've
always been attracted to dark colors,
great-grandpa, and your daughter-in-law was
the same - it's why I'm named after her. I've
always felt at home at nighttime just like
Aunt Lloyd and maybe that's why I look so much
like her; all the women look the same in