Moral Afflictions

Courtesy of Rhys Wawia, Moral Afflictions, 2017

He looked like a fiction description of the main character’s love affliction. The boy she battled with head and heart everything or not at all. His voice was like a Sunday, lazy and drawn out but anxious about the Monday soon to be about. But why. He sits there, cigarette dangling from his mouth, his state of mind more occupied with a life of money and no time. For her at least. No time for her. His salty smirk could pick up the puddle of emotions she was, and it could also throw her right back down depending on the words that came from that sultry mouth. He was a sin. A perfect, beautiful sin and anything she said or did, could never repent the instances of the serpent’s silver tongue, calling her away and pulling her right back in. He was a storm on the hottest day in July. Welcomed for the cold rain, but the reality of humidity and thunderstruck wandering eyes.

Her.

Courtesy of Rhys Wawia, Her., 2017

I wipe my eyes and wash my hands of you.
Blood soaked cloth, absorbing pain like liquid.
Us. I thought we would be infinite.
Your smile made my sun shine, and your absence brought the rain.
She was a hurricane to my mere puddle and in myself I drowned.
I was lost, so I guess she was found?
Maybe it was the distance. Too much for a bright eyed beauty to handle?
Or maybe it was the ten ton baggage weighing me down.
Her. It was her. She was the one who pointed out what she wanted and got it.
She was the one who gave you everything because I couldn’t.
So often I am the second choice, time and time again, with whomever I decide to hand
over my tattered little heart.
If I was given the chance, I could create fireworks in the sky and exhibit my art of soul to
the public for free.
Only the public is you, and you’ve always had an all access pass.

Body Modifications

Body modifications are taken into action every day, by everyone. Whether it’s brushing your teeth in the morning, dying all your hair, or trimming the pubes. It’s not a requirement, but a preference. The question should be: are the body modifications you’re doing providing a personal gain? If not, you may want to reconsider your beauty routine.

Photography & Media Art by Karen Forbes / Model: Sophie Cation