We are excited to share this collabration between a poet and a photographer.
Where Pia weaves her words inspired and inspiring the photos of Erick with Eldina.
Each elevates the other.
I am alone here,
it is beautiful
it is terrifying
thoughts mimicking the drip-drip
warm water traveling
my corporeal self,
cleansing a long hard day
of being a female body;
tracing the outlines of my arms
the hollow of my clavicle
to the triangle behind my ear
where I wish to be caressed
but I cannot think by whom
no – this session is pondering
the politics of my body
(not laws of the universe,
where by the way I wear my hair
I am attractive to certain kinds of men;
where by a piece of unyielding cloth
can bring down a season’s worth of peace;
where by my secret place
is a punchline,
an object of perverted desire,
while also an insult
to those who are out of line —
in this space the steam dispels external whispers
and I am me to me
pleasure secret only to my touch
sometimes, a vessel of pain,
but always, and in secret, delightful.