Foreigner

Adrift, by myself alone,
In the wintery city,
This alien largely remained,
Cheerful, polite and witty.
Carried atop the crest,
Of a rapid retail crusade,
Onward toward the centre,
And where the profits are made.

Here, the markets are bulging,
With clothing, books and food.
A delightful melange for the senses,
One’s spirit is lifted and wooed.
Watch as transactions are bartered,
In full orchestral grace.
This cooperative demonstration,
By the sapien race.

Sellers shout and declare,
In a strangely sounding tongue,
Draw out each of their words,
Into a rhythmical song.
Preparing myself to purchase,
Using a new currency,
Decorative discs in my pocket,
I find, mean nothing to me.

With no idea, nor clue,
Of what I can really afford,
Through brief negotiation,
We near a peaceful accord.
Slow down the exchange process,
Stop Earth spinning around.
Until finally sealing the deal,
Then take home, what I have found.

LIVING DEAD WEEKEND (festival)

So, Evans City, film set for the classic horror film Night of the Living Dead. October 2018, Evans City host a Living Dead Weekend festival. The local library is hosting a mail art show, honouring movies that keep us awake at night. Deadline, October 1st 2018. Continue reading “LIVING DEAD WEEKEND (festival)”

NEW YORK – BIG APPLE IV: MAIL ART SHOW

Promoted by the New York Boyer Foundation, inviting anyone to participate in an international art exhibition.

Exhibition runs through November 2018 at the New York Public Library Hudson Park Branch.

The theme and media are open/free, dimensions, maximum size 8.5″x11″ (22cm x 28cm). Continue reading “NEW YORK – BIG APPLE IV: MAIL ART SHOW”