Quickdraw

By Carol Ann Duffy

I wear the two, the mobile and the landline phones,
like guns, slung from the pockets on my hips. I’m all
alone. You ring, quickdraw, your voice a pellet
in my ear, and hear me groan.

You’ve wounded me.
Next time, you speak after the tone. I twirl the phone,
then squeeze the trigger of my tonge, wide of the mark.
You choose your spot, then blast me

through the heart.
And this is love, high noon, calamity, hard liqour
in the old Last Chance saloon. I show the mobile
to the sheriff; in my boot, another one’s

concealed. You text them both at once. I reel.
Down on my knees, I fumble for the phone,
read the silver bullets of your kiss. Take this …
and this … and this … and this … and this …

Gun With Hand #1. Vija Celmins, 1964

Gun With Hand #1. Vija Celmins, 1964


Amoeba

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Furniture Accumulation. Yayoi Kusama

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Amoeba. Louise Bourgeois. 1963-5


After Gauguin

Two fashion shoots with the exotic taste of Gauguin

“All her traits combined in a Raphaelesque harmony by the meeting of curves. Her mouth had been modeled by a sculptor who knew how to put into a single mobile line a mingling of all joy and all suffering.

I worked in haste and passionately, for I knew that the consent had not yet been definitely gained. I trembled to read certain things in these large eyes–fear and the desire for the unknown, the melancholy of bitter experience which lies at the root of all pleasure, the involuntary and sovereign feeling of being mistress of herself. Such creatures seem to submit to us when they give themselves to us; yet it is only to themselves”

Extract from Noa Noa by Paul Gauguin

1. Peter Lindbergh shoots Naomi Cambell for Harper’s Bazaar, 1992

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2. Arthur Elgort shoots Liya Kebede for Vogue

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