*The Front End (2018)
– Who has a name that appears in Shakespeare and I like her art a lot
– whose art I like the most out of all of you –
never posted a single thing on her feeds.
She watches the world turn itself over
a furore of value –
She consciously navigates below
Unfeeding the load to say.
“Is there a mirrored floor in Old-fashioned minimalism?”
Stickers emote solvents into the air, someone must be working.
tap, tap tap, tap
RED, the play, two guys
End period poverty, two guys
No banners (because you organised it, not I)
in the twenty first century
Intimacy so acute, it goes unregistered.
Her work and her facial expressions
Unmediated by the serotonin-release of likes.
Free bleeding has a sound
Alpha-rhythms and grasp private thought process All gone to grasp
Unpeelable and impatient
I’m not here but listening
so many odes to quiet women.
*Top image: 16mm film still, Common Ground (2016)
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