Killah Priest and the Blood Moon
by Megan Ivanyos
Killah Priest, Walter Reed, has given his debut lecture regarding his art and ancient cultures, religion, and the sky.
We watch the blood moon. Walter says he sees its edges and beyond. Rob points to constellations telling ancient sky myth stories. KP is rapping and rhyming about the moon..the galaxy. I scratch my pen on my paper. Reeds pauses, turns back, and accuses me, “You’re writing aren’t you?”
It is easy to get carried away in KP speak. One turn then back another through thoughts and words.
In the light, I read what was written when he spoke. It said:
the moon nailed to the sky
see behind and beyond
jacob’s ladder-all the stars are aligned