(Page in progress — still more spoken-word vids from the archive to come…)

A page of handwritten poetry

I started writing more poetry in the in-between spaces of the pandemic. I found the silence and solitude in those times strangely nourishing, as my nervous system unwound and I could listen to and observe the small but meaningful beauties all around me… In 2023 I also started recording some of them as spoken word videos. I hope you enjoy some of the vignettes I paint… ~ Ariana

Telescope black

Telescope black

Rent open the gaping sky
to peer into deeper black
Velvet, telescope black
The black that absorbs your heart
Stunned into a moment’s rest

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On Writing

On Writing

Let the roots sink down
The skin soften
Images, impressions gently arrive
Or maybe pour in
Until I can taste them on my tongue

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I would like to see Beauty herself
begin to do the devouring
Let the walls be overtaken
with vines, flowers,
butterflies, fruits

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