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As I'm sure you know...As artists, a great many of us find ourselves outcast... More often than not as a result of our irregular habits and unconventional perspectives on the world. Others still, turn to art as a method of self expression as a result of their exclusion.
Maybe some of you floated through high-school on a gentle wave of marshmallow cream and puppies... but I get the sense that most people had a difficult time.
I certainly did.
If our mantle as artists, as producers rather than strict consumers of media, means ANYTHING in the broader social sense it is this;
It is up to us to be as inclusive and understanding of the downtrodden, the suffering, and the legions of self-proclaimed freaks who also practice our strange craft.
We are no strangers to the flaunting of convention, to baring our teeth or raising our fists in the service of a worldview that often takes the seething energy of life and lays it bare and beautiful.
It is this passion that makes our community unique, and when the social cost o
a dangerous hallucinationThe light coming through the window was bright,
much too bright.
Even though my eyes were closed
I could see it-
The skin of my arms prickled,
sweat dripped from my brow.
It was two in the afternoon but…
the sun was setting
through the window facing east.
I should have seen the hutch,
shelves lined with bone china
decorated with delicate leaves and vines.
I was so thirsty
and reaching for cups that should have been there.
Instead I found a billboard of butterflies,
the colors raging
more than any rainbow
I'd ever seen.
Their wings fluttered and flashed
yet somehow they moved in slow motion.
I wanted to stand,
wanted to reach out and touch them but…
I couldn't move,
and yet I laughed
ignoring my dry mouth
and the tingling in my feet.
There was a tempest
on the rise
and in my blood.
A sugar rush disguised
as a riot of butterflies
and they were swarming me.
There was a small vial
of insulin in my pocket
that I nev
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