This piece by Jesmyn Ward has been on my mind ever since I read it. Beautifully written, the details are put down with heart and a kind of raw strength. As though writing it, she is feeling out the parts of her, how she has came to be and how she has come to write. But especially how she has come to write this. 'Again and again' she says, 'then and now'.

Because of course, 'that is the worth of a word'.