Letter from the Editor
I heard the announcement of his death via a WhatsApp message.
I called for confirmation.
His death confirmed.
My heart hiccupped.
Another Caribbean giant gone. I put my fingers to my lips to kiss him goodbye.
He was a mentor and a friend.
I had called him a few times in 2019 but he never picked up.
The last time we spoke, he said he wasn’t well and wasn’t up to having visitors, not even friends.
I had been in Barbados and had hoped to see him.
I hung up.
Emails were less frequent after that:
Opal Palmer Adisa
Feb 22, 2019, 5:36 PM
Confirming that I can print this poem in my journal, Interviewing the Caribbean, March issue.
I would love another one from you to add to this.
Opal Palmer Adisa, Ph.D.