Friday, October 29, 2010

Uh huh.

Here it is,
I try to write about it
but the layers get in the way.

The shit's from the bottom.
That crack, exposed in the middle.

Why it comes out below,
Yes.  I know why.

But do you?


It's alright.
Except that I'm the fawn
who thinks she's the buck.

And when this time is here,
it feels uneasy.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

NOH8 Campaign

On November 4, 2008 Proposition 8 passed in California, amending the state Constitution to ban same-sex marriage. The defeat provoked a groundswell of initiative within the GLBT community at a grassroots level, with many new political and protest organizations being formed in response.

The NOH8 Campaign is a photographic silent protest created by celebrity photographer Adam Bouska ( and partner Jeff Parshley in direct response to the passage of Proposition 8. Photos feature subjects with duct tape over their mouths, symbolizing their voices being silenced by Prop 8 and similar legislation around the world, with "NOH8" painted on one cheek in protest.

Nearly two years since its inception, the NOH8 Campaign has grown to over 5,500 faces and continues to grow at an exponential rate. The campaign began with portraits of everyday Californians from all walks of life and soon rose to include politicians, military personnel, newlyweds, law enforcement, artists, celebrities, and many more.

The NOH8 Campaign has received overwhelming support from around the world, appearing on various local and national news programs and publications. The images are currently being used on various social networking sites to spread the message of equality, predominantly Facebook and Twitter. Eventually the images are expected to be compiled for a large-scale media campaign.                
NOH8 Website

Ben Persett, the person to the right in this photograph is someone I've known since I was five.   It's so wonderful to see him making such a great contribution to gay rights!  I'm so proud of him.  Go Ben!

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Pickles and Deemo

Whenever I miss being in Texas, I remember that youtube is a click away.  Yes, they are twins.

DS 9

In a cozy nook,
a docile woman
rests her head
on a padded shoulder.
She feels for
a blanket and pulls
it over her body.
Warm tea sits in
a medium sized mug
to her left, on the floor.
The closing credits
of a television show
from the 80's singals
an untimely departure

from the comfort
she's finally able to feel.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Be my window

I'd still prefer you to be my window.
There's been talk of ladders of hair,
well, mine's gotten pretty long.

Implausible.  I know.

I don't live a fairytale life
to anyone but me.