Tonight is the latest installment in our recurring weekly feature, Photography Fridays, which we present a recent photo provided by one of our Photography Staff Members. If you would like to submit a photo to be posted on the site, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Photography | Sarah Waxberg
Every Monday and Thursday we present our flagship feature, Poetry Spotlight, providing the latest introspective thoughts from our staff of Poetry contributors.
POETRY | CARY MAYA
Tearless I dress for the wake. Black-whip breeze distracts me from my distractions.
What Marquis De Sade God binds us to life then topples us
like so many dominoes manipulating an earthquake.
To die on a Sunday when the workers’s world’s sleeped. To slip ‘neath Sunday sheets.
Clueless I pace towards the door. My million-mile rug. My trap-door floor.
Icicle tear-drops, cemetery isles, death’s beneath my feet.
I remember when we were ghosts in the ghettos obediently kneeling
‘for our needles through the nights.
Before LSD gave birth to crack cocaine. Ignorance of innocence mitigate the strife.
Restless I wrestle my seat. Ashen faces, cardboard smiles.
“How’re you doing?s” and “How’ve you beens?”. “Hope you’re not doing better than me”.
And I took it all in. Me with my welfare fingers. Rich from a distance. Poor to the bone.
Hiding my sorrow. Dodging their questions. Glued to the doorway and counting the time.
Senseless I question the clues.
Years-long tears. Main-vein stains. Weekend’s whiskeys, all-days sleeps.
Midnight shivers and mid-morn weeps. Lawyers and lovers and liars and thieves.
Guiltless I spit at the sky.
Tornadoes on Christmas. Star-wars sports. Cancer-cells sway as in daffodil deserts.
AZT cocktails, sweet diabetes, gender-raped children and blood-clot’s disease.
Finally I accept that you’re gone.
And I’m left down here to rot. Chained to my beliefs in my attitude-dungeon.
Dutifully waiting by the phone, praying no-one calls.
And lament that you passed in gentle September. Died on a Sunday.
Deserted us in your sleep.
Tonight is the latest entry in our new series, “Fine Art Tuesdays“. Each week you’ll see our latest work in the Digital Arts , Illustration, Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, and more. Have some work you’d like to be shown? Whatever it is lets see what you’ve got, so send your work to email@example.com. We’d love to post it on the site! Bryan kicks us off this week with an untitled painting.