self-portrait

The colour red, tiny mushroom detailed curtains, thrift stores, fabric to cut into small pieces and stitch carefully back together, voile, calico, tulle, gauzy blouses, Marrakesh, sleeping anywhere, listening to people talk, pomegranates and beet juice to stain fingers, marmalade, hipbones, cats, sequins, winking at strangers, sharing a cigarette, washing laundry on the roof in the sun, scrawling on the wall in lipstick, the scratchy sound of lps, one hundred dreams all carefully recorded, quicksilver, kudzu festivals, rosewater pudding, painted gold picture frames, cutting out things, gluing things, touching people, eating bread & butter & honey, drinking sweet things through a straw like nectar, memorizing faces like promises