Touching up getting prepping and framing my works for some art shows. #tba #arte #paints #touchup #artshow #framing #work #recetasanonimas #borninitiative #mixedmedia *website and new prints soon! (at the Studio)
epitaph at the foot of the stone, by rickey laurentiis
for Camille Rankine
Like you, I was born underwater. (I lied: there was never a stone.) Like you, I was born but that’s not the half of it: I lived. Lord, I lived. Like a cancer, I crept sideways. Like a scorpion, I lied. I lived the way a problem lives, openly, so much earth wanted me closed. Don’t you know the dead are not easy? Don’t you know they crave? I stepped out of the water (I was made doing this) slick- skinned, fluent, a character: my eyes twice haunted, my humor, my voice – and can’t you hear shackles running the length of my voice? I was born in a minute, in a panic, on a whim. A mistake, I mean. A choice between this world and a body, pretty fault where a heart should be.