CW SUICIDE | Once a sonnet, once a not-sonnet, longer and in Entropy in a haibun, now reduced to this. Included is a photo of Millais’ Ophelia, which in its original form was too festively colored to convey the tragedy, imho. I started writing this in my head and with my camera in 2017 . . . With Max’s help. I hate it when artists romanticize suicide, and this wasn’t my intention in writing this. It’s more a poetic recording of an event and conversation. A distancing container.
Looking forward to this new book by Lannie Stabile (a queer Michigan writer) called Good Morning to Everyone Except Men Who Name Their Dogs Zeus from Cephalopress Books. It looks like an interesting blend of feminism and Greek mythology as seen through Lannie’s acute and personal lens. Will be updating this page once I have a copy in my hot hands to read. Oh, I can’t not mention I am blessed to have a Leda Cartoon in here too (thank you Lannie). More soon.