Amy Souza and
Barbara Duarte Esgalhado

Barbara Duarte Esgalhado
Inspiration piece

Worrying Lack of Context
By Amy Souza

The man next door is shaped like a vee, his bottom so skinny it’s a wonder he remains upright. At the grocer’s the man wears glasses behind the register and a wig when serving meat. Windows in the background let us think we can escape. But in the end, there are no secrets–your pot belly, his freakish middle toe. Skin dries and recedes and hair seems to keep growing, even after breath is gone.


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One Comment

  1. Posted March 15, 2014 at 9:41 am | #

    Great take-off on the image and the unreliable nature of observation and even of life itself.