faces on a wall (inspired by Chuck Tingley’s freestyle painting video)

graffiti eyes and mouths
borrow form from the wall
and, lacking something
like enough hunger,
they become bases
for new faces sprayed over
and rising from each other
generations of cheekbones and jawlines
rising for a moment

then overlapped

smiling (or is it
simply lipless)
skull sails, reversed above
the true face
a bone hat,
and dead sharing the same sockets
and centered

cornered by mouse ears
to scale with ropes
symmetrical everests

backed by painted
scream of color flaming

and framing

a hand holding a tenement
offering a gift of ladders

and stone

***watch the video here

This is an experiment, trying to catch verbally an artist’s process as he paints freestyle on a wall.

About Susan L Daniels

I am a firm believer that politics are personal, that faith is expressed through action, and that life is something that must be loved and lived authentically--or why bother with any of it?
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9 Responses to faces on a wall (inspired by Chuck Tingley’s freestyle painting video)

  1. Rhonda says:

    Beautiful. Have you sent it to Chuck? You should. Wonder if he knows he paints in poetry?

  2. nelle says:

    poetic graffit or graffiti poetry?

  3. Ian Moone says:

    nice experiment I think it worked well

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