Life After Death
Life After Death : Embracing the Queer Widow
Embracing the Queer Widow
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A Conversation with Dan PillersA Conversation with Dan Pillers
A Conversation with
Dan Pillers
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Chuck Forester
October 14, 2000

I would rather not go back to the stained.
It is more agreeable if passed and left

At the market yesterday I saw Mark
suddenly thin, his pants too loose.
Today Danís widow dress
hung from a spur of thorns
the gallery silent. 

Each darkening sooner than the last
these autumn days goad me back.
But this time
I want it to be with water
that sounds the aria of falling,
its spilling back

I would like it to be a clear day
when t-shirts cover and expose us 
leaving only tattooed peonies.
The air should move and bring with it
the smell of him and of the loft.
I insist on food because wasting was his
last condition. 

I do not forget the mouth
and would have the thick touch 
of his
and lay him down on sponge grey moss
beside the stream
and let its silver gestures glide
against his hand. 

He would have irises, too.


Chuck Forester

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Exhibition Info

Life After Death: Embracing the Queer Widow is produced and curated by Dan Pillers / Fagart Unlimited as part of The National Queer Arts Festival 2001.  The project is funded, in part, by a "Creating Queer Community Grant for Emerging Artists," a collaborative project of the Jon Sims Center, the Harvey Milk Institute and the Queer Cultural Center as part of the Gateway Initiative of The San Francisco Foundation. Please see Credits and Links for more information.   Vol.IV No.3 06/03/2001