Alive, without inspiration.
For days I listen to the ringing
That resonates within my skull.
No thoughts worth the mention
Worthless thoughts overall,
Stuck in the perpetual patterns
Of the system’s dazed days
Is this living I ask?
Where is the more delicate way?
A moth gracefully blossoms
From the mist
And settles on my brow.
Sweet melodies are whispered
To my echoing brain.
He flutters the fog away
Unveiling the ideas
That were once encased.
Hidden in the knotted neurons,
The celestial landscapes emerge
To my delight.
So reverberating are these thoughts.
So lovely are these conversations.
I’m alone without you,
Little moth of inspiration,
Please don’t fall away.
features Miller’s game show paintings (begun in 1995) and his more recent series of reality TV personalities (started 2012). In each series of paintings, Miller selects images of people in purportedly uncontrived poses and paints them in a Realist manner. These images of unwittingly photographed contestants refer to what Miller terms “presentation of self” that occurs in the public sphere. These paintings present either impossibly jubilant contestants or the empty stage sets for popular shows such as The Price is Right or Let’s Make a Deal. Presented by Mary Boone Gallery in cooperation with Metro Pictures and curated by Piper Marshall. - thru Feb 28
but just for a while
I know I left, with all your smiles
But California is where I need to go
The west coast is where the sun is known.
Don’t forget me when I am dead from bud
You know where I’ll wonder when my mind is long fed.
Wondering where your mind is wondering.
I know I left you in the dust bowl lands
But believe me, it was harder than I said.
Atlantia by Ally Condie Publisher: Dutton Release date: October 28th For as long as she can remember, Rio has dreamt of the sand and sky Above—of life beyond her underwater city of Atlantia. But in a single moment, all her plans for the future are thwarted when her twin sister, Bay, strands Rio Below.
Catalyst (Insignia #3) by S.J. Kincaid Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Release date: October 28th Tom Raines and his friends are eager to return to the Pentagonal Spire but then a mysterious figure, the other ghost in the machine, begins fighting against the corporations, but with methods even Tom finds shocking.
Compulsion (The Heirs of Watson Island #1) by Martina Boone Publisher: Simon Pulse Release date: October 28th When her shut-in mother dies, Barrie finds a new prison in her aunt’s South Carolina plantation, guarded by an ancient spirit who cursed one of the three founding families of Watson Island and gave the others magical gifts.
Earth & Sky (Earth & Sky #1) by Megan Crewe Publisher: Razorbill Release date: October 28th Skylar has been haunted for as long as she can remember by fleeting yet powerful sensations that something is horribly wrong. Then she meets an otherworldly boy named Win and discovers our world no longer belongs to us.
The Elementalists (Tipping Point Prophecy #1) by C. Sharp Publisher: Diversion Books Release date: October 28th Chloe McClellan’s first day of sophomore year was an epic fail. After she becomes the target of the fiery queen of the It-Girls in gym, she gains instant notoriety when she’s struck by lightning. That’s when things start to get weird.
Eternal (Shadow Falls: After Dark #2) by C.C. Hunter Publisher: St. Martin’s Griffin Release date: October 28th All her life, Della’s secret powers have made her feel separated from her human family. Now, she’s where she belongs, at Shadow Falls. Now, she’ll try to prove herself in the paranormal world as an investigator.
Fire in the Woods by Jennifer M. Eaton Publisher: Month9Books Release date: October 28th When a plane crashes near Jess’s home, the boy of her dreams falls from the sky—literally. David’s from another planet, and if Jess can’t help him, he’ll be stuck on Earth with nothing to look forward to but the pointy end of a dissection scalpel.
Get Happy by Mary Amato Publisher: Egmont USA Release date: October 28th A high school girl who loves music, writes songs, and is desperate for a ukelele, learns to her shock that her father did not abandon her years ago and has been trying to keep in touch. She investigates him, to discover that he has a new family.
In the Afterlight (The Darkest Minds #3) by Alexandra Bracken Publisher: Disney Hyperion Release date: October 28th Ruby and the kids who survived the government’s attack on Los Angeles travel north to regroup. Meanwhile, reunited with Liam, Ruby must face the painful repercussions of having tampered with his memories of her.
A Murder of Magpies by Sarah Bromley Publisher: Month9Books Release date: October 28th Vayda Silver prays the snow will keep the truth of the last two years buried. Hiding with her father and twin brother, Vayda knows the rules: never return to the town of her mother’s murder, and never work a Mind Game where someone might see.
Shadowboxer by Tricia Sullivan Publisher: Ravenstone Release date: October 28th When martial arts fighter Jade is in the cage she dominates her opponents. After a confrontation with a Hollywood martial arts star, Jade’s coach sends her to a training camp in Thailand. Hoping to discover herself, she uncovers a conspiracy.
Talon (Talon #1) by Julie Kagawa Publisher: Harlequin Teen Release date: October 28th Ember is a dragon who wants to live the teen experience before taking her destined place. But she and her brother are hunted by the Order of St. George. When they meet, Soldier Garret begins to question the Order.
Waterfall (Teardrop #2) by Lauren Kate Publisher: Delacorte Press Release date: October 28th Eureka’s tears have flooded the earth, and now Atlantis is rising, bringing with it its evil king, Atlas. Eureka is the only one who can stop him, but first she must learn more. She travels across the ocean with Cat, her family, and Ander.
The Clique by Valerie Thomas Publisher: self-published Release date: October 31st Manipulating her friends, poisoning her relationships, and tearing at her family; Devon will stop at nothing to get what he wants – Audrey. But Audrey isn’t so easily ruined. She fights for her friends, pulling closer even when they would push her away.
Sleepless nights are becoming a habitual motion.
My thoughts race at a perpetual state
Is that necessarily a bad rate?
It’s a whole new concept of religion and devotion.
However, my physical form is in devastate