AVAIL is an original poem written by Julie Marie Wade and interpreted by Layla Pizarro.
Pizarro is a multidisciplinary artist based in Chile. Her practice bridges two distinct realms: figurative realism and non-representational abstraction. Her works are a reflection of her days and her experiences, ranging from analog and digital painting to digital and experimental photography. She also uses AI as a generative tool.
If the poem could stop writing itself, it would.
Ageless perpetua, carbon to stone,
lead and the softer metals.
I put jade in the door, to prop it open,
but the keyhole is hungry and swallows my treasures whole.
Inside is a room
with cylindrical walls and a ceiling occasionally shaken.
Mine. Erasure. Ours.
Under your feet a new callus forms.
My fingers relinquish: hard water, phosphorous bones.
Together we thresh the roses.