29 June – 16 July 2017

Available Light

Young Identity

July 11, 2017

Young Identity’s poetic responses to Available Light:

Visible

her day’s restlessness
knots her back like the
turpentine,
She says ‘her body looks like
mine, I’ve never seen a body like
mine dance like that,
except when my mirror catches
me in the act’

– Roma

 

Unavailable light 

in the smoke
i found movement
prosodic poses waxing prose
in a moment
limbs
throwing poetry
at the sober darkness
Closing on bodies like tempo
Allegro wrists cutting
Light to strings,
Keeping us
Taut.
There are
Epics in my leg
Flex about all the battles
Ive fought.
A primal language
That mortal tongues contort
Into winning and losing
To speak is
To teach
Muscle
To forget
How to sing.

In the mist
I found my shadow
Was bigger than yours
Transfiguring
Seconds
Into beats
Transposing
Humanity
From freaks
As stasis transforms
Humans
Into bodies.

Life imitates art. Art imitates life.
And the dance i do
No mother can bring herself to teach
So my notions of motion
Resemble a painting
As my limbs are framed
By chalk outlines
In
The
Street.

– Frankie Blaus

 

Our demise

Day no longer knows night,
orbiting the synchronicity of one,
and the light cannot comprehend itself.
So when the night comes it acquiescences
to the luminous sun, audaciously setting
red, orange and golden,
orbiting the synchronicity of one.
We are complicit in our own demise.

He came in looking and
sounding like
a brotherman, she: a tribal
warrior
holding all of our tomorrows in
wombs that
once grew life, but have become
a something
in our mimicking of each other.
We our complicit in our own
demise,

We learn to dance in one accord,
losing self to the syncopation of
a designer lifestyle,
we are the hive, dancing to the commands of others.
All is mundane. Seeds that once knew good soil
have become infertile in barren lands.
And we learn to dance to someone else’s rhythm,
We our complicit in our own demise.

– Sam

 

 

 

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