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Screen Shot 2015-07-25 at 6.49.53 PMuntubes herself auburn oily and pastel a promised land, full of milk and honey more vibrant than Georgia O’Keeffe smooth & naked canvas her texture is sinuous anxious for exploration by fingers sculpting strokes supple as breath brush her indefinable unruly as soft curls refusing to be seen as only primary color I attempt to collage her as though SHE were a perfect magazine naughty pages at every turn SHE opens so so soft not like a Rubens chanteuse hung inside museum gray untamable as the wind this unframe-able creature SHE will name her portrait provocative as misogynists restless to finger paint themselves inside the confines of her woman SHE creates renaissance more like morning and blue chisels the night bronze I can’t hold all of her nor would a Goddess ever surrender like hued men cascading their red as flags of accomplishment her living is deity a body full of eyes SHE untubes herself prism, kaleidoscope like the promised land SHE is sun and planet SHE is no primary color in the beginning SHE SHE is beginning

By Conney D. Williams


About Conney D. Williams

ConneyConney D. Williams is a Los Angeles based poet, actor and performance artist, originally from Shreveport, Louisiana, where he worked as a radio personality.

Conney’s first collection of poetry, Leaves of Spilled Spirit from an Untamed Poet, was published in 2002. His poetry has also been published in various journals and anthologies including Voices from Leimert Park; America: At the End of the Day; and The Drumming Between Us. His newest collection, Blues Red Soul Falsetto, was published in December 2012.

Conney has performed his poetry on television, radio, galleries, universities, grade schools, coffeehouses, and stages around Southern California and across the country, including the Black Arts Festival. He is a talented public speaker with more than thirty years of experience.

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Image: Sample of Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch