POLAROID HIEROGLYPHICS

Scattershot photo-ops

Grip my mind

Pierce my heart

 

Black beauty and faith rise transcendent

Rivers of injustice are never-ending

 

Light and shadow interweave

Crafting a sacred tapestry

Tattoos writhe with tantric energy

Projecting emphatic ecstasy

Projecting prophetic potency

 

Pain and joy

Hope and pride

Manifesting before my vulnerable eyes

 

Flood and fire

Love and rage

Writhing against historic psychic chains

 

We will restore queer presence as diasporic strength

We will reimagine our spirit bodies

Conjuring new breadth and depth

 

We will manifest sex positive

Crafting the shamanic

The power of oracles to transform

The synergy of the erotic

 

This montage noir pulsates with life

Reverberating with echoes of ancient strife

Black vitality and sexuality are embodied

Recovering the magic of our ancestral godhead

 

Your polaroids capture these ephemeral moments

Like hieroglyphs they signify more than they describe

Tattoos carve meaning into sensuous flesh

Leaving a fever burning–so much more than alive

 

Polaroid hieroglyphics of a montage noir

Summoning angels from near and far

Capturing hieroglyphs marking this sensuous body

Immortalizing this moment of connected hearts

 

I write to share what i see in your vision

To imagine a universe of co-creation

Acknowledging your creative eye

Acknowledging a co-conspirator in our liberation

Visuals are by SLAVA MOGUTIN >> @slavamogutin on IG or twitter

–BYPO PHOENIX c)2022

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