mta arts

Please stand clear! A fear submitted by Emma to Deep Dark Fears - thanks! The Deep Dark Fears book has been nominated for a 2016 Eisner Award, so if you are a comic artist (web, print, etc) or work in a related field, I’d really appreciate your vote! You can vote at - thank you!

Happy birthday to the NYC Subway, opened on this day in 1904. Explore more subway-inspired works in the Whitney’s collection

[George Tooker (1920–2011), The Subway, 1950. Egg tempera on composition board, 18 1/8 × 36 1/8 in. (46 x 91.8 cm). Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; purchase, with funds from the Juliana Force Purchase Award 50.23 © Estate of George Tooker; courtesy DC Moore Gallery, NY]

Do you ever close your eyes & feel
the corpse of the child you used to be
floating face down in the murky,
ice cold lake behind your eyes?

I do

& aside from somehow tying his ankles
to the cinder block-weight of everything
I’ve been forced to hold in since he died

I don’t know how
to get rid of him