Photo Credit: Sally Lelong is a visual storyteller working in a variety of media that lend themselves to use in a conceptual framework. She lives and works in New York, and routinely exhibits her work in a variety of settings from print to thematic installations to street art.
by Frederick Pollack
The virus: few cars; the tone
and freshness of the air, more astonishing
with every isolated walk –
compounded from so many scents,
earth, the tannin
of leaves, citrus somewhere …
The taken-for-granted joy of a distant dog.
And those videos – Welsh
sunning at Starbucks – possess
for the leisured an inescapable
rightness: the gaze
suggests reciprocity, as if we
had made, were making
a generous, almost carefree –
kingly or ascetic –
gesture of abdication.
Frederick Pollack is the author of two book-length narrative poems, THE ADVENTURE and HAPPINESS, both published by Story Line Press; the former to be reissued by Red Hen Press, and two collections of shorter poems, A POVERTY OF WORDS (Prolific Press, 2015) and LANDSCAPE WITH MUTANT (Smokestack Books, UK, 2018). His work has appeared inHudson Review, Salmagundi, Poetry Salzburg Review, The Fish Anthology(Ireland),
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