A man whose heart is a time bomb
says leave the house, breathe
some fresh air, meet people,
take chances.

When he was younger he advised
all his friends to follow their instincts,
have a big dream
and expect to have failures.

After spending my life watching
others climb mountains
I have learned that success is less
about numbers and more
about finding contentment.

My lazy boy chair faces the window.
My bobby-pin eyes strain the light.
When my mind clears there’s a vision,
an obscurant white, meant only for me.

Selected byNolcha Fox
Image credit:Rob Wingate

I want my art and writing to have humility, to be clear and void of deception. I want my audience to see without distraction, to feel I have not wasted their time with pomposity. I want to create bold, clean images and write simple, declarative sentences that cause people to confront their humanity.