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SOLITARY MOMENTS

This series of monotypes Solitary Moments is a heartbreaking window through which Solitary Human Forms, the title of this important series of prints, express a modern day crisis of loneliness and despair.

It is also about disconnection, loss, and the mourning of a viable existence that once was. 

HOPE—remains— the last thing to die. Faith lingers for a meaningful 

existence, imagining the return of a life worth living. 

  

Solitary Human Forms

Exiled and Homeless

Disconnected

Helpless

and inwardly Vulnerable.

Poised and clothes-less

Stranded precariously 

in a time-less place

where space envelopes 

and numbs the sight,

neither imposing, nor responding

to sound-less pleas of melting tears.

The wall unshakable freezes time,

yet there is glimmer of hope as a numinous ray of light 

enters to warm a forlorn soul.

it is a blessed moment. 

The heart beats fast to the glow of a new spirit

marking the beginning of healing, becoming, be-ing, and joy


John Avakian   January 2000, 2018, 2019 (revised)


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