Sunday 5 November 2017

1 Poem and 7 Photos by Jennifer Powers

A Thousand Miles 

highway wind against fingertips
tractor trailers on interstate 80
tornadoes across the plains
a stranger at a rest stop
gas station coffee
chrome orange detours
solitaire on the hood of a car
cherry slushee at midnight
overnight floods 

lonely motel pools plastic chairs cement
the freeway—white—with moonlight
t-shirts and jeans and chucks
petty  and springsteen on the radio
obama on breakfast nook t.v.
security abandoned to the city, lust
to come on the avenue
the cowboy bars
with tattooed roughnecks 
jack daniels
my back slamming stall doors
hungry tongues of ash and Guinness

hikers move across deserts mountains dunes
coffee shops & pot brownies & flip flops
thompson & kerouac & ginsberg
the rockies with their snow and light
bighorn sheep
boulder drowns the east coast
in wet snow by the blue light of dusk

hen eggs and pepper bacon
the ache the fruition the dream
i’m here and i’m not here
the hurt the love the goodbye
i fall to my knees at your kitchen sink
it is what i need
how painful you are
how painful
you are


Jenn Powers is a writer and photographer from New England. She has work published or forthcoming in Hayden's Ferry Review, The Pinch, Jabberwock Review, Don't Talk To Me About Love, Talking Writing, Calyx, and Zingara Poetry Review. Please visit 

Artist's Statement

In this crop of photos I enjoyed capturing the softer tones of objects and encounters of the every day world. I contrasted this ordinariness with what simmers beneath: the chemical and biological constructions of existence by using digital manipulation. What is color and light? What is reflection? I amplified these spectrums by color, tone, and texture. A puddle, a spigot, a door are simple objects to the naked eye, but in reality, are complex compositions. They deserve to be seen. They deserve to shine. 





Spring Frost

Acid Rain

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