Fire-Swallowing, Love Letters, and Other Dances with Death

I’m stalling in a secluded corner of the library on a Saturday afternoon. It’s quiet over here in the useless books section, and no one can see me with my scatter of printer paper and G2 pilot pens, readying myself to do something impossible and crazy. Something that involves two letters and saying goodbye to the love of my life. 

Dog of War

Waorani Legend (With Appropriation)

The Support Verses, Earliest Sayings of the Buddha/ The Beatitudes

Torn Between Two Lives

My Gardener

Of a Fixed Nature

Two boys pull green oranges from the tree
that hangs over the churchyard fence. They

throw them into the street with such auto-
matic skill that they may be the same boys

sent to kill in any war that will never be theirs […]

ednos

Carol Es, Quarters, 2015, oil paint, paper, and fabric on birch panel, 24 in. x 24 in.

Rock and Refuge: Mixed Media

Caché Owens, Spring Fete, 2019, Collage, Acrylic, Oil Pastel on Canvas, 11 in. x 17 in.

Caché Owens: Mixed Media

Marrow/ Boat People/ Balsero/ Ritual/ Exequias

Havana reverberates, resists,
bursting through the cobblestones.
Light years,
I sense a galaxy of infant stars.
I don’t use its name and it doesn’t use mine […]

It is always raining in our memory/ Untitled/ The Island Drank Up All the Air/ The Sunset

Lampadophoria

How to Be Royal

The Forgotten Voices

Floating