Freeze Frame

Everything looks better with a border

Every word, image, or acted out scene

In this life

Looks much better

When it sits guarded within the walls of a frame

But we don’t walk around carrying black matte

Or polished maple rectangles

That show off our best angles

And still I fall in love at least once a day


Julie Henderson, USA

Oda Uva

Consider for one moment the grape:

its blood red color– its tough skin–

its sinful contents.

In love acts between nurture and nature

it is conceived like us all

and like love,

with time and steady consumption,

it drowns us in lunacy and ecstasy

and stains our lips.


Julie Henderson, USA