Artist Statement:

I use the best tools I have, my words to engage the world around me. I hope my words give you a new perspective or at least shed some light on the dark recesses of the world that need illumination.

1:23 a.m.

Rachel Stanford

 

Cats clock eyes flash
tiptoeing past roommates
queen bed entices

 

tease.

 

The beer bottled perfume
wreck reeks
rat-nested, torn hair, clothes,
thighs.

 

Mirror reflections
and me.

 

(Shell).

 

beaten,
bruised,
tight black dressed ripped.

 

 

Euphemism Campus Box 5555 Illinois State University Normal, IL 61790