Monday, December 7, 2015

December 7 --Laryssa Wirstiuk

Obviously a Photographer

Appearing at the Los Angeles Public Library,
Gary Leonard sports an extra limb, strap
an extension of his neck.
Not a natural
speaker, he’s hunched from the carried
weight over a microphone and mumbling
descriptions of slides flashing on screen.

For the audience’s sake, snapshots speak:
rockers in the eighties’ underground music scene.

After his presentation, someone asks, “Do you go
anywhere without your camera?”
The answer is so
obvious, I want to note, but first must borrow
a pen and anything that’s not a tourist brochure.

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