Response to Matthew Ritchie's "The Idea of Cities" (Dallas Museum of Art)

out of nothing something
out of chaos nature
out of nature structure
out of structure chaos
out of something nothing


Response to Richard Avedon's "Debbie McClendon, carney, Thermopolis, Wyoming"

debbie always saw
that greener grass on the other side
and yearned for it

when she looked around
her home town
she saw limitations

beyond the city
the outside world held

so she left
for a more exciting life
as a carney

bright lights
a new city each night

the days are long
the work is hard
she misses home

she thinks back and sees
no bad memories of the past
only green grass