Through three short meditations that range from border crossing between the United States and Canada to a Beyoncé song, the author considers responses from Kedon Willis, Rajiv Mohabir, and Michelle V. Rowley to his 2021 book Nature’s Wild: Love, Sex, and Law in the Caribbean. The essay revisits and further advances the central thesis of Nature’s Wild, which recalls the work and multiple legacies of racialized animalization during and after European colonization of the Caribbean, and weighs the possibilities of embracing animality.

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