vanitas

a collaboration with poet Allyson Paty. graphite, watercolor, human hair.

I N   T H E   N E X T   R O O M   A L W A Y S

You will find me lying down

Oranges strewn across the floor

Already today work placed me

in time that moved one way

the nation another, autobiography a third

Each space I entered instructed my posture

made me a new sculpture

This is my dream of the afterlife

An orange at the base of my neck, sacrum

under the backs of my knees

Our fear &

everything wastable

everything I was guilty of wasting

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