A video projection + poem, excerpted from We Were Meant To Be a Gentle People. Performed 10.23.2015 at "All Fines Forgiven" presented by Late Night Library, Clinton Street Theater, Portland OR.
"Trade" - a song by Dao StromPerformed by Dao Strom (guitar, vocals) and William Joersz (bass).Recorded for NPR Tiny Desk Contest Jan 2016.Video by Jake Kelly.
I greet, I cookI clean, am I not woman enoughLonging keeps me company, I guessI want to drift & remember howto love impossible thingsimpossible things
What holds me here is not a ring / but a dagger of meansWhat holds us all here / is the trade of skin
Things I see maynot be real, or so I'm toldbecuz I have a propensity for dream& so to satisfy the status quoI'll hallucinate some blindness
The line you hold& I provoke, can't you seeI just want to give & be received& be received
Poem fragments from forthcoming work.Text printed on 4.25x4.25-inch vellum paper squares.Images printed on 4.25x4.25-inch cardstock.Mounted in a web of fishing line; frame dimensions: 20x20 in.