Arts & Culture / Vol. 2 No. 3


Nicole Peyrafitte, KA Cardinal

Image Credit: Nicole Peyrafitte, KA Cardinal (2020). Courtesy of the artist.

I, the red metal rat practice balance
on breaking news & extended edges,
apprehend time & trust creative uncertainties.
In the man-made present red rat must reclaim her temporalities.
In the thriving ruins the mycorrhizal symbioses are forcing
stories in disturbance & contamination—
are we still longing for salvation?
Red rat would rather contemplate response-ability
becoming with companion species
embracing a dimension of re-volution
Gaia is sui generis & secular
soul searching?
soil searching!
Induced time
wilted hope
on thin crust of life
immanent reality can blossom
thru composted myths
for the story to change
rat knows to recalibrate expectations.

Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, Sunday, May 10, 2020

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