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KILLERS IN TUTUS

The best of the poems, photos, and meditations to appear on UPICTURE have now been collected in a book,  KILLERS IN TUTUS, available at Amazon.  Click here.  The cover photo appeared on November 2, 2012 in an essay on Fasching … Continue reading

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You never see it coming

. If you could see it coming there would be no slow motion in film, no Bernini, no Grecian Urn for Keats. Who tells you that, in the moment, all was slow time, they are so practiced, like waterfalls that … Continue reading

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We is I, I is We

Children play in the confessional: We is I and I is We.  There are problems with canes and crutches always, as prostheses discarded are reclaimed on Mondays. Nous rendons grace a … But the chantier fund needs chanting up. No … Continue reading

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“Congress shall make no law”

.   Of the congressi,   by the congressi ,   for the congressi. You might as well read a book, people. The congressi, like a dormant volcano, are not coming to your life.  The congressi have gone to the … Continue reading

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Giuseppe Penone, at Palazzo della Civilta Italiana, FENDI ROMA

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Pigneto Street Art

A wonderful off-the-beaten-path neighborhood of Rome. This is not graffiti.  These are not taggers. It is organized and, surprise to me,  adds to the community, which is home to a spectrum of socialist through anarchist views.

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Annette Messager at Villa Medici

These are two of the installations of French artist Annette Messenger now showing at the Villa Medici in Rome. At first they appear conventionally grasp-able, even softly lovable. But as they draw you into them, your presumption of familiarity evaporates, … Continue reading

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hermaphrodite

. DEF:  “a person or animal having both male and female sex organs or other sexual characteristics, either abnormally or (in the case of some organisms) as the natural condition.” The pose of this hermaphrodite is one of the most … Continue reading

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Cleveland — The Flats

. Ruin, wreck, wasteland, a Sunday morning poem, a green light for seagulls: Take it.  Take it out of itself.  Make fences flower, find rhythms in rust, there’s flats and sharps on this staff, if I make  it sing.

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Gelateria Fassi

. I am the only one left in this deserted gelateria, the only audience sustaining these lovers. Even the scoopers, who were flirting, are collecting their coats. It will be awkward, baggy lovers, soul-smooching with your cashmere gestures, for you … Continue reading

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