Our Proud, Blind Youth

woman

“Getting strangled to death
was the last thing in the world
she imagined she would be doing
Thursday night,
the day after graduating university.”

BSB

Advertisements

State of the World Address from the Bottom Left-hand Corner

the black-jack dealer laments over a hi-ball:

“It’s depressing.
All day I see people lose their money.
I’m contributing.
I’m part of it.
I’m losing along with them.”

BSB

6b4db15d3fe01c8e12e5ec31232e0928

Princess of the Wastelands

I can hear her now
from across the room:

the princess, with doe eyes

she believes she lives here
this is her living room,
and these are her people

a party
her party, perhaps
and she’s doing her duty, entertaining guests

until the music dies

and the curtain falls

BSB

53a143ad2077d80e1d92555d5e3089e3

Hummingbirds

It just didn’t make sense. Not yet at least.
Questions buzzed his skull like hummingbirds on a vengeful tear, and he had not the answers with which to sate them.
Perhaps if he drank enough, they would come. Perhaps if he sat at the bar long enough, the world would simply move on. Perhaps, he thought and laughed to himself, if frogs didn’t have wings or whatever they used to say. Fuck.

BSB

drunk-inspired-by-egon-schiele-udi-peled

Hunting Ground

01_fantastic_collage_art_douglas_hale-jpg
Lights shine artfully from towers that stab the night sky. That’s the key. The fill light seeps from lamp-posts and taxis and pedestrian cars. The darkness becomes the subject that’s framed in heroic personification.
Alley-bound prowlers become protagonists in the urban ballet of apathy and compassion. Smoke emits from gutters to languish. Ambition puts root down on street-corners, seeking to sprout adventure.

clever-and-meaningful-collage-art-examples-4

The Korean joint in the square vomits superstars into the downtown air. The courthouse leans on Howe, and around happy-go-luckies still desperately preening to the twilight chill.
Everywhere pulses with desperate desire. Everywhere thrusts. Men prowl the street. Women seek the light and warmth. Downtown is darkest jungle.
-BSB

sammy-slabbinck-bridge