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Meltdown Rex Sexton June 4 – June 29, 2014 FIRST FRIDAY: June 6, 2014 5 – 9 pm ARTIST RECEPTION: Sunday, June 8, 2014 1 – 4 pm Our Better Angels Artists live where all dreams end. Truth, Illusion are a dance of apparitions. You try to capture them. Smoke and mirrors are what you […]
Slum streets, cracks in the concrete to break your mother’s back if you don’t watch your step. But you do watch your step. The slum taught you early on how to live in a war zone. Your mother’s back will break anyway, as well as your father’s heart, and your siblings’ spirits and any dreams […]
Night haunts, night spirits, slipping through moonlit rooms, down starlit stairways, past mystery doorways into dream chambers, where love potions splash on ice, and music plays magic melodies for sleepwalkers who dance in a trance, arms holding each other, eyes blazing with rapture, mouths pressed together, as they devour each other, before youth is over. […]
The homeless vet bums a cigarette as he leaves the public library, wondering, while he smokes it and enjoys the small comforting glow. of the burning tobacco, where he’ll go next, to survive the blistering cold of Chicago. Death like a bullet shot from a gun, is coming for him, and everyone, jobless, roofless, hopeless […]
Fist hit days knocking them off their feet and no way out, not tomorrow, maybe never, rain pounding down sad enough to make one weep, all day, every day. “Punch out and pull your pay, everyone, we’re closing down.” With the weighted steps of weariness, they walk the stormy streets, looking for anyone, anything hiring, […]
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