Monday, March 30, 2015

Сыночек мой: Mental Monday #17


Straight to my ribs, your first kick made me
feel so excited.  Your tiny feet grew strong
inside of me.  Joy.  My world was never 
the same.  I promised to always care for you.
They didn’t understand you like I did,
Сыночек мой, кровиночка моя родная

We didn’t have much to eat back then.  Maybe
that’s why things turned out the way they did.
Through it all your kick was strong, even when
you played soccer in elementary school.
Сыночек мой, кровиночка моя родная

My nipples cracked and bled – improper
nursing techniques the doctor said.
You drank my milk, you sucked my blood,
you kept kicking me in the ribs,
Сыночек мой, кровиночка моя родная

Maybe I didn’t know how to properly care
for you.  They told me to stop feeding you.
They didn’t understand you like I did,
Сыночек мой, кровиночка моя родная

Look how tall you are now at 32.  It hurts
so much more when you kick me in the ribs,
I love you so much.  They don’t understand
you like I do. Сыночек мой, кровиночка
моя родная

©2015 Suzanne Coley

Friday, March 27, 2015

Fortune Friday #40

Be direct, usually one can accomplish more that way.
Lucky color: Strawberry
 Today I carried my fortune in my pocket for good luck.  Morning at the cafe.
Mid-morning at the library reading Yoko Ono.
Afternoon with the kids.

Have a wonderful Friday!

Monday, March 23, 2015

Mental Monday #16

Pool of Fears
Linocut study for a C-Book by Suzanne Coley
Just when I think "Fear" is under control and everything is going well, I crash.  This is a linocut study for Pool of Fears.  Jump!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Fortune Friday #39

You will stumble into the path that will lead your life to happiness.
Spring Green by Suzanne Coley, 2006
Lucky color: Spring Green

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Leviathan Movie

Today I took a break and went to the movies.  I saw Leviathan, directed by Andrey Zvyagintsev, co-written by Zvyagintsev and Oleg Negin.  It was complex, thought-provoking, and deeply moving.
Thoughts about Leviathan movie by Suzanne Coley 
Leviathan won Best Foreign Language Film at this year's Golden Globe Awards.
View from the roof top, The Charles Theater, Baltimore
The Charles Theater, Baltimore
The cinematography by Mikhail Krichman was superb.  He brilliantly captured those fragile, and often silent, moments of human vulnerability.
Inside The Charles Theater, Baltimore
Processing the film compelled me to create this image when I arrived home.  Leviathan is a must-see!

Monday, March 16, 2015

Mental Monday #15: DISASSOCIATED

Life used to be a series of chapters in an epic novel.
Now it feels more and more like a jumbled stream of
Disassociated by Suzanne Coley
disassociated letters within fragmented sentences.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Fortune Friday #38

Prosperity makes friends and adversity tries them.
Lucky color: Plum
Lucky numbers: 3, 13, 15, 26, 28, 39

Monday, March 9, 2015

Mental Monday #14

Lost Souls Benefit
Thrust stage set,
Black cuts silver.
Lights cast double shadows.
Trained actors waiting a lifetime.

Neurons blast, Action
Go, Go, Go.
Minds ignite, Fire.
Bodies remain still.

Play in motion.
Sounds amplify, Collective fear.
Silver pierces black.
Mirrors within my mind.

©2015 Suzanne Coley


Friday, March 6, 2015

Fortune Friday #37

Put some old business behind you today.
Lucky color: Ruby Red
Lucky Numbers: 9, 15, 20, 29, 36, 45

Thursday, March 5, 2015

Snow Bull in Baltimore

29 degrees and falling,
 I decided to take a walk around my neighborhood,
 before the snow piled up,
 the schools re-opened,
and tire marks became indistinct.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Mental Monday #13

she was a lukewarm soul
in a hot and cold world...
handmade paper by Suzanne Coley

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