Poem: Woman Interrupted

I wrote this poem after January 21, 2017. I performed it at the Center for Contemporary Arts in Santa Fe, May 6th, 2017.

Woman Interrupted

 

A thousand men in cheap toupees

wave blue dresses

rippling and undulating like patriotism

stained and soiled with falsehoods

lock her up, lock her up, lock her up

they chant boisterously

 

One blonde woman in sensible shoes

stands at a podium

lips twitching from strain

shoulders slumped, knees buckling

under red, white and blue weight

senator, secretary, sweaty salvation

birthing encumbrances

she carries the burden of every woman

 

Five hundred thousand women in white pant suits

swallow up concrete space

labia-pink knitted hats nod and wink

clever slogans bob up and down like bouys

marching clits, screaming vulvas and singing snatches

snake fluidly through city streets

 

A thousand brown women in mini skirts

look to the ceiling

scramble up the blond hair rungs

of a deteriorating D.C. ladder

heaving cleavages squashed against glass

red-tape lipstick smeared across transparency

 

One middle-aged woman in a black pant suit

flashes dejected pearly whites

five hundred thousand deferred dreams

tumble from her shoulders

into putrid puddles of complacency

suicidal bravado slices

into dead air silently

woman rupture, woman interrupted

Upcoming Exhibitions

My artwork can be found in the following exhibits:
She Inspires
45 Lispenard St., Unit 1W NYC, NY
Curated by Indira Cesarine
On view: MAY 2 – 26, 2017

Contemporary Art Survey
Lincoln Center, Fort Collins, CO
May 9 – June 24th, 2017

Gritty in Pink
Curated by Lisa Rockford and Megan Castellon
Bailey Contemporary Arts
41 NE 1st St, Pompano Beach, FL
June 6 – July 14, 2017
Reception: June 10, 6-10pm

Nasty Woman
University of Arkansas @ Little Rock
June – August 2017cropped-image3.jpg_DSC6935Installation 1Detail of Installation