08 June 2010

Installation Collaboration II

Installation piece for HOME, a showing at the Student Union Gallery of UMass Amherst.
Amherst, MA
March 2010

14 April 2010


Only learn to seize good fortune, for good fortune is always here

Installation Collaboration

Installation in Battery Park, December 2009

05 February 2010

Once upon a time in Oxford...

Unabashed love poem

(Well...perhaps a little bit abashed.)

there is beauty in yearning

carbon monoxide and cold air
are mixed, stirred, shaken
then pulled sharply into
my mouth, held, and then

(you taught me this.)

there is something sad and small
and comforting
that i find in my chapped skin
(knuckles bright red)
reminding me of that time

when we stayed inside our hotel room
drinking wine and watching french television
and the gauzy orange curtains
could not contain the sounds could not contain
what was in my chest and i could not contain

the slow, sweet fire rising up and
we did not see the seine we stayed where we were
and i knew i was on the cusp of
something tremendous and that night i caught
a glimpse of it and it scared me just as much as it thrilled me

(you taught me this as well.)

your smell permanently resides
in my nostrils;
it is there to remind me
lovingly, wistfully, painfully
of you and our distance.

there is beauty in yearning.