Like a river running ever
Across the stormy tide
Life has been a thing that's too hard
Coming takes a long, long time
Where you sent me
With the angels singing
I want to dwell in that estate
Though don't know how far I have to go
But I know you, you, you...
Art: "Ndagarden" by PlantaRaieVilar
Poetry by David Lawton
David Lawton is the author of the poetry collection Sharp Blue Stream (Three Rooms Press), and serves as an editor for greatweatherforMEDIA. He has work featured currently in Voices From the Fierce Intangible World and Maintenant, and forthcoming in POST(blank), South Florida Poetry Journal and The Spirit, it Travels. David also collaborates with poet Aimee Herman in the poemusic collective Hydrogen Junkbox.
Art by PlantaRaieVilar
As a native of Philadelphia working in Baltimore and New York City, PlantaRaieVilar has exhibited extensively as a painter, mixed media artist and performer.
Her featured entry, "Ndagarden," from her Disclosure/Concealment series, explores the visceral and analytical impact of narrative and aesthetic forms. Images are provocated by identity, role play, colloquial expression along with the aesthetic influences of popular culture and social media.