Life As Image

January 21, 2019

If you have ever wondered what it might be like to be a professional news photographer, then you will enjoy the bio/retrospective of Desmond Boylan in The New York Times.

All images copyright Desmond Boylan. Plenty more in the article.


Image: Arrow Lake From The Leland

January 21, 2019

Poem: Finger Painting

January 21, 2019



It was a spontaneous gesture

— unplanned, unexpected

completely out of place

compared to her routine liquid grace —

but one that cannot be erased.


Her aura, the gentle appearance;

soft natural makeup,

the smart marquisette frock,

the deliberately misplaced lock

of hair;  her exact air was grazed


in that simple moment of caution

released and disentrenched.

The extended finger,

— erect, phallic, rude — didn’t linger;

but he felt it to whom it was raised.