Friday, August 30, 2019

Whale Fall

Whale Fall

Strange bodies meet
where taxidermists stitch
by tall tales and lamplight

Flesh erupts in putrid neon,
and bones float softly in their sockets.
Filtering anodyne dreams, you sleep
wrapped in sweat-damp sheets
yellowed and rippling.

A wake attended by the hungry.
And I'm standing here,
sucking in iodine tears

for a fallen whale.

 "In this collaborative exhibition, artists Nicholas Crombach and Nurielle Stern explore subject matter derived from the complex, problematic and often mythologized human relationship to the natural world." On at the Clay & Glass Gallery until September 8, 2019