I could take my dress off
and show you the crooked curve where my spine veers off a natural course
Into an unfortunate tangle of ligaments and bone
but I should not have to.
I should not have to bare my breasts, and body
and allow you to perform an exam
of my tropic of vertebrae
and my one hunched shoulder
and my bulging.
You are not my doctor.
I should not have to peel pack the layer of personhood
and give you access to me, my skeleton, what is and was me
in order for you to believe
that I am in pain.
You are not the brain
connected to my body.
You are not in control here. You do not control me, my life, my actions,
and you do not get to decide where it hurts.
You are not the final arbiter
of whether I am hungry enough to eat
tired enough to sleep
screaming enough to breath
contorted enough for paralysis
You don’t experience my feelings. I do.
You should not have to, and I should not have to let you.
These two photos were taken before and after a supernova explosion. The first image (a) shows the location of the star before the explosion, and the second images shows (b) the flash of light emitted by the supernova explosion. This explosion was photographed in 1987, but actually took place about 170,000 years earlier (it took 170,000 years for the flash of light to reach Earth). Supernova explosions occur in large stars. The energy released by these explosions can synthesize elements with up to 92 protons. (via Physical Geology Today – Origin of the Chemical Elements)
Enjoy this delightful lack of evidence that I spent $15k studying #art at uni. #acrylic #painting #pastel #ocean #seacoast #moon #moonscapes
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Photo by Porsche Jones
Print for sale (4x6 signed original) : $45.00
Hey look kids! It’s story time! This has an open ending though because it’ll be up to you to vote for the outcome. Under the cut cause it’s long and I’m still livid.
Portsmouth, NH on a midsummer night’s eve, 2010
© KT Capern Photography
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Kittery Point. The light to the right is a massive tanker which I could barely hide behind the rocks.
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