the way it is...

Friday, July 27, 2007

a reminder



i talked to willie tonight
michaels short term memory
is short
he is constantly reminded
of the date and year
i spoke to him on the phone
after willie
it wasn't easy


i gave hazel a bath tonight
actually she showered with me
sugar goes to the groomers in the morning
it was only fair
the apartment smells of dog
and still a hint of burnt beans
from four days ago
i'm not a cook

Sunday, July 22, 2007

a storm





atop a mountain, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Sunday, July 15, 2007

a pack of m&m's




the laundry mat
was hot tonight.
watching the rain
i ate two packets of cheese nips
and drank a pepsi.
a pack of plain m&m's
for dessert.
i am sticky
and tired
and missing willie.
sugar has to go
pee a lot
and the fridge
has nothing rightful
to keep cold.

about Wendaferd

I was born to a carpenter and an artist/activist/homemaker in Indiana, right smack-dab in the middle of the middle class and white America. I am number 7 of 8. On a really good day my mother called me Wendaferd. I have a sidekick, his name is Willie. On a really good day he calls me Darlin'. I have three caged birds and they still sing, and a dog named Birdi. I am an artist and the founder of SUGAR. My photographs explain what I am thinking. The image becomes a drawing of my conclusions. Within the captured moment lie my notions and opinions about the world I live. Cropping happens in the lens, eliminating unnecessary words, while enriching others that remain within the frame. I trust my instincts and intuitions as if they were logic. Gwendolyn Charlene Skaggs

days gone by

Elephant Ears

By Gwendolyn Skaggs