“ligament (loose triptych)” by Lianna Schreiber

Artist Statement Somewhere between a poem and an internal monologue, “loose triptych” is a contemplation of life, life beyond life, and the meaning in it all. (“What is a legacy?” “Planting seeds in a garden you will never see in full bloom”, to paraphrase; but also to cite a late night conversation, “Before you’re trying to be something, make sure to be.” I find that I’m often stuck on the conundrum of that maybe-false-maybe-true dichotomy of person / artist — I want to leave a legacy as a writer, an inheritance for those I will become a forebear to, yet I am … Continue reading “ligament (loose triptych)” by Lianna Schreiber

“Science news: Octopuses came to Earth from space as frozen eggs millions of years ago” by Caroline Grand-Clement

(after an article by Ciaran McGrath in Express) i am too colorful for their fragile eyes so i hide in empty vases, shapeshift into silent pride. they have called me too complicated on eight different occasions & eight times i have screamed back coward. afraid of what they cannot figure out they have broken my hope to ever find a home again. i orbit around this planet of blues, seep into its belly, resurface only to wrap my arms around their sorry throats. i am an alien with too many arms & not enough bones in my body to call … Continue reading “Science news: Octopuses came to Earth from space as frozen eggs millions of years ago” by Caroline Grand-Clement