In my first week of social work in the emergency room, I’ve picked up my patients’ pain, and it burrows into my skin all the way home.
Images from a book published in 1888 — Untersuchungen über Dämmerungserscheinungen: zur Erklärung der nach dem Krakatau-Ausbruch beobachteten atmosphärisch-optischen Störung, which roughly translates as "Studies on twilight phenomena: to explain the atmospheric-optical disturbance observed after the Krakatau eruption." While most of the book is an exploration via text, by the German physicist Johann Kiessling, the final pages are given over to a wonderful series of chromolithographs from watercolour images by Eduard Pechuël-Loesche, a few of which are selected here. From Public Domain Review.
Zero Sum Game
A is for admiration, which is what you want from him more than anything. To inspire wonder is your goal, but you get the sense you’re failing miserably.
Visitation: Tomoka Correctional Institution (and other poems)
My brother is lead-chipped metal,
pimp walk in blue prison jumpsuit.