DESIRE AND ANXIETY
25 SEPT – 11 NOV 2021
Corydon Cowansage, Daisy Dodd-Noble, Namoni Gilon, Mevlana Lipp, Alicia Reyes McNamara
‘Desire and Anxiety’
a poem by curator Vince Vanden Bogaard
Imagine my fingers:
performing their little dance.
Subtle glow, escaping from your eyes.
Mischief in your smile.
Have you ever closed your eyes,
skimming the roses?
Softness of the petals. The thorns.
From your finger prints, your nails.
Touch the stems,
the pistil, the heart of the flower.
Hurt yourself. Tear the dermis apart.
Imagine your flagrance to lead me, sticking to my skin
like the moisture of Summers.
A consuming fire. Burning.
Pains in my chest,
the quivering pleasure.
That appeal, which we cannot fight.
Doubts. The fear of behaving wrongly.
Going over the other side.
Psychological struggles that make us closer.
That make us so far.
A haunted waltz,
Picturing the flower turning brown,
Look at the petals falling down
right on the ground,
still covered with dust of regrets,
with sweat of craving.
About your silhouette,
and your face.