oh, but i do give a fuck. i can’t not give a fuck. i just choose my fuckholes more wisely now since i developed a little fuck-esteem & realized that a fuck is a terrible thing to waste & moreover that one does not have an infinite store of fucks to give & if one does not value one’s fucks properly one may wake up some fine day to find there’s not a fuck left either to give or to live by. so conserve thy fucks.
1. Three Tulips (Red Shine, Black Parrot, Gudoshnik) (1967)
2. Cigarette No. 52, New York (1972)
3. Daisy with Water Drops, New York (1968-69)
4. Old Man (Dahomey) (1967)
5. Iceland Poppy/ Papaver nudicale (B), New York (2006)
6. Lion (1986)
7. Rose, Colour Wonder, London (1970)
8. Moroccan Running Children (Rabat) (1951)
9. Dandelion/Taraxacum officinale, New York, (c. 1973)
Henry James, The Portrait of a Lady
the divine is full of monsters;
incandescent giants who lick their gold teeth,
whose mouths are full of crumbling cities, who breathe
death and fire and revelation and madness while
diamonds crack like splinters of bone between their gums
their whims are carved in stone, sand, pillars of salt
their feathers sticky with luminescent blood, their fingers
thunderous with creation, lightning in their eyes
that crackles and hisses from every direction of the sky
the divine is not static and humane; the divine does not play nice.
they will eat everything you are.
they will leave you reformed in a roar of light, peel away layers of you like birth
and with a saint’s conviction you will know that nothing feels more like luxury,
better to be blinded by brilliance than close your eyes to awe-
for your lips are always being kissed.
your mouth is champagne roses. you will eat lotuses. your lungs are perfumed and
your bones will blossom into stars. your blood is wine and you are clothed in light;
your skin threshed wheatlike until the gold of you shines.
Some much better pictures of the terrariums I made yesterday. They’re so much fun to make! Now I just wanna make more….
Hansel and Gretel.
" Dear Henry "
pt 4 / 30
Katherine Angel, Unmastered