Guest Writer: Able Elba

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Pulchritudinous Decline
Able Elba, 2018
 

And as the years fade,
fleshy encounters
with folds of listening and not being heard
creep up and frighten from behind walls and doors.
Pulchritudinous sags – crags – puckers –
a map of memories to cherish
and those I hope have the decency to stay behind
when I go.
[Writing began at fourteen, therapy after the loss of my father. Now, approaching thirty I extend a piece of my soul for the world to hold and do with what it likes. Seven years of art, music and writing education and here we are– further from the beginning with the penetrating recognition of how fast it has all gone by. Living is a burden and exquisite– all of which, I sieve through the arts. –Able Elba]
Her writings, art, and music can be found on her site: Able Elba

4 thoughts on “Guest Writer: Able Elba

  1. Succinct and beautiful and I love the language used – breakout the dictionary time for that tongue twister which has a mouth feel of something nasty but means something divine….paradox in word texture to meaning used expertly by you as the artist – all my base are belong to you in accolades, no easy feat. I loved it.

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  2. got to adore someone who sends me, reaching for my dictionary, like an cartographer reaching for parchment to note a new river found.

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