Finding myself resenting the sunlight

I suddenly realize I prefer to experience life through barriers


Filtered through gloomy clouds

Removed behind dirty glasses while contacts lie idle in the bathroom

Sheltered by a full buffer of blubber


and wonder why that is



"Vanilla", acrylic painting on 24" x 30" canvas

Sandwiched between loud purple and teal ladies

the purveyor of organic vanillas sits calmly

with a belly full of strong simple flavors

unconcerned with rouge and eyeshadows


*Today’s photo is an image of a painting I just finished called “Vanilla” featuring a building that houses an ice cream shop on Valencia St. in San Francisco’s mission district. It’s a bit grainy, but I’ll take a better pic as soon as my fancy camera is repaired. Enjoy!*