Lichtenberg Figures

The skin is the largest organ of the human body. It insulates and protects. It contains all we are. Fluids, muscles, tissues and bones, shuddering and rotating like machines beneath its thin surface. Its aspects are manifold. It regulates heat…

Wednesday

It’ll be a Wednesday.   It’ll be cloudy outside. There will be fog creeping over the ravine and remnants of an early-morning rain still drifting in the air. You’ll ask me to come to your room. I’ll have no idea…

Ezzie Minus Zero

That day, Ezzie didn’t fantasize about leaving her husband the way she did every other day of the week, which when calculated, amounted to five prickly years of wishing. And where this feeling came from didn’t matter to her; what…

Where’s Nana?

She’s lighting a cigarette. The first time pops lost his words, I found her between the legs of a railway, staring at the ocean of distance before her, measuring foot by plank, how many steps she must take until she…

Hurricane

hurricane Syllables [hur-i-keyn, huhr– or, esp. British, -kuh n] –noun After a couple weeks sentence of staying in some foreign place with trees, she came back home and Miami jumped her, hugging her and licking her like an over-joyed dog, she dropped to her…

The Kiss Was Not For You

I thought of someone else while I kissed my boyfriend. “I did that once,” I said. “Oh no you didn’t.” said Heather. She’s the girl who would do anything, and even she wouldn’t do that. She laughed, sure, but oh…

Skirt

I. I see a video of women cycling in short dresses talking of how not to flash. They wide-angled their legs, pull the back of their skirts and with a coin and a rubber band marry it to the front…

The Beach

The city centre fast food restaurant, part of a chain known across the world, was empty when the young couple entered. They paused to survey the display boards of familiar fare: burgers and fries plus some recent healthy options. It…

Godland: Sammie Jo

Sammie Jo don’t talk much. Her mother like to cut out her tongue any time she speaks up. A bone outta socket. As big as the couch she sits on; you could fluff her like a piller. At eighteen, her…

Ca’Venezia: Your Voice

Your voice alights on my armhair, a whiff of cigar smoke— caramel, and ghostly— “Cities die; let them.” Black thing to say. I patter around it as you swell. Graces and fits filled Her once, leaning trailing wisps filtering down…

The Power of Vulnerability

Oil on Canvas, 60x50cm About The Power of Vulnerability It is undeniable that our current society – ‘where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing’ –  suffers from a spiritual hunger. Awakening after years of materialism…

Rebirth

Oil on Canvas, 60x60cm About Rebirth It is undeniable that our current society – ‘where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing’ –  suffers from a spiritual hunger. Awakening after years of materialism and bringing people…

Timeless Explosions

Oil on Canvas, 102x102cm About Timeless Explosions It is undeniable that our current society – ‘where we know the price of everything and the value of nothing’ –  suffers from a spiritual hunger. Awakening after years of materialism and bringing…

Outwitting Mom’s Cable Company 

The day after my mother’s funeral I called Comcast to cancel her cable TV account. A recorded message led me through a series of choices. Most concerned new services I could sign up for and none involved cancelling an account….

Hello I am a Star

Sky sky sky sky stars Stars and stars and stars HELLO STARS I love you Blink blink blink twinkle Sky, my home I am the fire I burn I bright I delight Love none but everyone All the stars so…

You Look Just Like Your Sister

The red door to my home opened and the fresh smell of warm turkey and cranberry sauce collided with my senses the way Sticky the beagle collided with my shins. Had it not been for his joyful barks of recognition,…

Socialites

Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 36 inches About Socialites This piece was originally part of a mini-collection of works titled ‘Windows’. The windows concept was employed to consider the socially reflective issues that exist in our modern era of celebrity and reality…

At the Beach

It was difficult getting everything together but she wanted to do it for Yacov. The jaundice had left her weak, drained, and the enervating August heat of Tel Aviv was not much help. The doctor had said she should try…

Maguro

Linoleum reduction print, 2014 About Maguro A backwards mermaid – a “maidmer,” if you will – stands out surrealistically against the classical luxuries of an Oriental harem, twisting the image of the indolent odalisque out of its traditional boundaries, and…