Words Made Visible (A Lit Youngstown literary-visual art collaboration & exhibit at The Soap Gallery)

By Juliet Cook

At Lit Youngstown Presents Words Made Visible, a literary-visual art collaboration & exhibit at The Soap Gallery, February 3, 2018

Ceramic art created by Sean Staser, inspired by Juliet Cook’s poem “Every Hole is Broken”.
(The poem that inspired the art – Photos of the art – A photo of Cook reading her poetry – A photo of the poet and the art and the artist)
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EVERY HOLE IS BROKEN

You inserted small
bugs into my body
like it was just another
machine
until you lost
and I lost.

You just moved on
to the next slot
and didn’t seem to care
that my slot had
stopped working.

Screaming on the other side
of a fallen down mirror.
Imprisoned inside my own
twisted cells. Gagging out
bloody coins until drained.

~Juliet Cook~
(previously published in Issue 2 of Rogue Agent)

Source:: Blood Pudding Press