When I go Away From You…

When I go away from you, I leave you wholeheartedly and without reserve.
If we are destined to endure each other,
Distance will be required from time to time.

When I go away from you, know that it is for our own good.
Speaking my truth to deafened ears serves neither of us,
And trying only deepens a silenced wound.

When I go away from you, I will return to remind you
Of how dearly you are loved.

© 2017, Theresa Mae Funk. All rights reserved.

 

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Nine Words of Encouragement

You can do more than you think you can.

While you were away, I struggled with my power and created dances for mad girls
singing love songs of despair.
Pablo Neruda would have been proud of my endeavor.

I have no photographic image to show you the grace with which I moved,
only nine words of encouragement that I utter upon awakening from the dream:

You can do more than you think you can.

© 2016, Theresa Mae Funk.  All Rights Reserved.

 

 

 

 

While You Were Away: Passing Shots of Georgia

While you were away, I traveled to Atlanta, Athens, Appling, and then home again by plane.

Athens Garden Mural
I snapped a passing shot of A mural in Athens, Georgia for you, and call it Untitled, painted by an artist un-named. A bride and groom were married later the same day.

Tall pines and the lush greenery of the landscape was my daily meditation on humidity.

I read pages from Basquiat’s Unknown Notebooks at the High Museum of Art in my own Neoexpressionist style, then hatch-marked my heart to Vik Muniz’s sleeve.

Passing Shot Vik Muniz May 11 2016

 

© 2016.  Theresa Mae Funk, all rights reserved.