All posts tagged: New York

New York: A Portrait [4]

classified: help wanted to spear and dissect what exactly needs to be identified. we are too many branches extending green tendrils of evolution falsely accused of the intent to overwhelm. it cannot be helped. forced to adapt and abandon what is no longer functionally necessary ‘look (t)here is the truth.’ memory has lost its function in the face of fact forced upon us in boxed glass not unlike the blunted edge of grass holding a pair of frames so a Monet tree would turn its back on the sun and find curvatures of rhythm dripping from end to end of sacrifice. the truth is I am fighting the urge always to box you in my eye is a color: unclassified. ==== *note: this is the fourth in a series of six poems written in and about New York. all photos taken by the amazing Rachelle Tai

New York: A Portrait [1]

it ends with desire and begins with departure. We forage to fix an appetite for finality and numb the pain of loss for it has settled into our joints and we are desperate to scrape its poison off the bone. amnesia is necessary in such pain-flecked procedure and vision blurs into bright lights and a city(e)scape. we are wanderers in a place echoing our own thirst for permanence is quenched in fluid motion. it is in our feet to caress the curves of our soles and kiss maddening concrete cracks aging routes mapped by heat and matter expanding contracting expanding contracting between deep rumblings is finger around finger, shoulder against shoulder and breath upon breath this city is an incubator of our undulating chests.   =============   *note: this is the first in a series of six poems written in and about New York. all photos taken by the amazing Rachelle Tai