the house: from the perspective of a transient
I ran away from home and I haven’t stopped running – sometimes home is a place where the love ain’t right. These days home is wherever I am at the moment.Or I build it in others and we carry the load of a home on my back together.
the second joker : works cited
Castillo, Susan P., and Charles L. Crow. The Palgrave Handbook of the Southern Gothic. Edited by Susan P. Castillo and Charles L. Springer Nature, 2016. Chillag, Ian, host. “Connor Painting.” Everything is alive, season 1, episode 15, Radiotopia, April 2019. Crowley, Aleister. Book of the Law. 2018. Jenna Desmond. “Re-Assemblage of Self: Visual Art Journaling For Clients With Cumulative…
the cherry tree: build a community where you are.
In the summer the cherry tree in the backyard explodes. Bundles of cherries, dripping sweet juice, surrounded by bees. In the summer the cherries drip from the tree like rubies. I’ll give you some, or I’ll make you a pie. Community is sharing the summer cherries. Without community there is no borrow culture, no skill…
the bugs: a little closer to the end everyday
grandma said to be sweet like a peach, but peaches rot too. I command an intimate knowledge of the scentof cockroach infestation, like a greasy almond. Bingo Pajama had thoughts so sweet the bees surrounded his head. I keep the butterflies I find dead on the road in a plastic box with my bandaids and…
the flamingo: painting the town pink
Painting isn’t really what gets painted. It’s more of a dance I like to do. Connor, the painting:“Paintings have secrets, they are, you know, there is an objective reality that’s just outside the frame of most paintings…Whoever seen Cezanne, the apples. If you were to see just outside the frame that there’s tremendous amount of…