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Georgia

It was exact, and inflamed, her relationship to the line, to the geometry of tension and its stringent brood– Craft demands the utmost attention, which she paid, by subjecting the veins of petals and moon-eaten skulls to the edges of … Continue reading

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Strip

In a whitehot flash, the map of one’s life exposed– Many roles, then fade.

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What Don’t You See?

No prism. No idealogy. No agenda. Simply– Hell hath no fury like a woman scorched and swallowed by desert, bones set to reform and return as a wind-knit skeleton dancing upon the gouged names of its freighted oppressors.   (Artwork … Continue reading

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Solar Passive

As if luring us to become one with the sun– Melting optional.   (Artwork by Edvard Munch)

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Innocent When You Dream

Hidden, in full view of shadows well-fitted to be worn out at day’s end, the young girl bared herself to the woman she would become, years before love lifted then wrecked her sworn passage home.   (Image of Marguerite Duras, … Continue reading

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Case in Point

Images tell us the right kind of nothing, how one way or another you as a witness will prove unreliable in a world governed by parallels.   (Image from Lost Highway)

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And the Chairs Watched Silently

An awful rowing, this sense of going nowhere, with home the fool’s goal.   (Artwork by Giorgio di Chirico)

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Revere

How often we miss or overlook the value of this life’s most radiant jewels? A soul, birthing its own transit through long winding braids of symmetry, and basking through the reign of perish.   (Artwork by Gustav Klimt)

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By Turns

Those who fall from the moon bear the length of their exile with tender lyrical turns of being, a fool’s minuet, chaste as it is fleeting.   (Artwork by Georges Rouault)

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Ooooh, Ahhhh

The umbilical cable arrived from heaven to bait and hook the grateful mortal who sacrificed his head (and the dead weight of its trivial contents masquerading as profound or important) to become a supple visual vowel with no more ties … Continue reading

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