“Mind Over Matter,” oils on 100 x 120 cm stretched canvas (web store). Inspired by Jonathan Bachman’s iconic photo of Ieshia Evans protesting with Black Lives Matter against the Baton Rouge police killing of Alton Sterling.
Nov. 9, 2016
I had not hoped you would come to see
How small the world has become to me.
I am Muslim, I am Jew.
Black and blue, me and you.
I’m fleeing crime, or the police.
I’m just trying to get a lease.
I want for myself what everyone wants.
Food, shelter, laughter’s call and response.
I want to live without a wall.
It’s a small world, after all.
I want for you to be safe and loved—and to love.
We’re equal below ground—why not above?