Patrick Procktor (British, 1936-2003), Mathilde Verlaine in bed, 1968. Watercolour and pencil, 11¼ x 8½ in.
do you ever feel like there’s just so many pretty girls but most dudes are just subpar like there are radiant goddesses everywhere and just piles and piles of guys in backwards baseball caps and sandals
it’s called makeup
you can put eyeliner on a frat boy that doesn’t change the fact that’s he’s wearing a neon muscle shirt and nike flip flops
I crawled over the dark ground
planting squash, an owl
over my shoulder, the moon
she throws back her head, stretches
her arms hands, ripple of muscle
skin, the moon
the ground mostly lighted
the flower first, fruit
full & rounded
the softest curve, ripple, moon
the laughter very soft
“I get crazy in the full moon”
—James Keller, from “Four Poems.”
Art: Paul Gauguin.
“Like any town you’ve ever seen. And unlike any place you’ve ever been”
Joan Jett’s jacket. Notice the pins.
"keep abortion legal"
"If she says no, it’s rape"
"Pro fucking choice"
This jacket is from about thirty years ago. These issues were big then. Thirty years later, these issues are still present. I was amazed to find these pins on the jacket, and realize this, because I would have thought, back then, if I was alive, that those issues would be solved by NOW.
But they aren’t. Joan Jett knew what was up.
Why can’t we take a minute and soak in her “bad reputation” and think about how in thirty years, abortion and rape culture STILL are huge issues.
Photos courtesy of EMP museum in Seattle, Washington.