Winter in Seattle: A Haiku

longing for sunlight

amid the dampness and cold

childhood memories

My childhood had some glorious moments in the tropics, when I lived in the Philippines. Dark, dreary drippy days sometimes bring forth a longing for those days.

Memories of Metal Shop 

Sitting

Tall stool 

Metsl tsble 

Vice gripping 

My victim 

Bending 

Shaving

Scraping

Demanding 

It fit into 

My will.

Resistance

Solid

We find

Detente,

This soul

Longing

For the

Trees 

Faces Of Cazuca – The Illusive Peace For The Children Living In Extreme Poverty After Colombia’s War — Edge of Humanity Magazine

Pained eyes of children
Poverty is violent
Cycles of despair


The folks over at Edge of Humanity shared this post: “Faces Of Cazuca – The Illusive Peace For The Children Living In Extreme Poverty After Colombia’s War“. I’m struck by the cycle of despair, of violence, victimization and rage.  I wonder if we can ever break free of this madness.


 

Visual Artist Katy Lopez is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this portrait/documentary photography. From her project ‘AfterWar‘. To see Katy’s body of work click on any photograph. AfterWar is a story told in photographs of the children of Cazuca, a very deprived and stigmatized area on the outskirts of […]

via Faces Of Cazuca – The Illusive Peace For The Children Living In Extreme Poverty After Colombia’s War — Edge of Humanity Magazine