Everybody Swims/Lino Cut


She is so new,
I am not sure which swimmer is her.
With caps and goggles
and sleek bodies,
I am surrounded by porpoise pleasures,
until this one pinches my ass
reminding me
this love demands beaching.

— george roesch johnson

When I retired from teaching I decided to spend more time in the visual arts and took up painting--often influenced by the works of Max Beckman or Matisse. And I renewed my interest in photography following the tradition of documentary and street photography that tries to capture a moment or gesture that reveals the character in their time and place.