Eyes Up Top: Keziah, Age 16
images 1-4 by Brent Wahl
Keziah (puh-leeze, call her Kezi) is a Sharpie-wielding, penny-collecting, list-making writer who loves Coca-Cola, forts, Laurie Weeks, and all things Maya (Angelou and Rudolph).
She descends from a long line of strong women (e.g. her mother and, according to 23andMe, Amelia Earhart) and keeps an “interesting shit” book that contains ponder-worthy subjects such as: muscular women, air fresheners, Freudian slips, mistaking glue for chapstick, shark siblings eating each other in utero, snacking on Doritos while watching The Biggest Loser, and sweatshop workers wearing sweatpants.
Kezi wonders when the shit of her beautiful/sinful/rainbow life will hit the fan.
P.S. The fan is metaphorical. No fan in Kezi’s room. Unless you’re her 2 person literary fan club. Then the fan is not metaphorical.