She is thick-bodied and heavy-boned
a fleshy peach-of-a-gal
whose tugboat frame nudges
and pushes until things move
in a positive direction.

So no big surprise she is tied
to a ponderous barge of a man
who spends his nights drifting
from sand bar to sand bar
until he hits bottom.

Selected byNolcha Fox
Image credit:Bernd Dittrich

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.