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(1 of 5) edition xxii | vol. iii
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sitting in front of a wild arrowhead
a healthy bush of green hearts
aunt lisa beams through grief
she tells me she misses her hairs
in quiet moments
i watch her fingertips graze
across the grey fuzz growing from her scalp
we listen to the blues
and we hold her grief
you can cry auntie
we want to tell her about lorde
about how she too had cancer
and transformed her wounds into medals
we want to tell her about the mornings
Lorde spent at the edge
of her bed
eyes pressed closed
we fill the room
with Chaka Khan
and like Lorde
later we sit at the kitchen table
in front of my laptop glowing
as we watch my unreleased film Torchy’s Togs
she giggles at the moment when i wiggle
my tail and says you’ve always been silly
afterwards i tell her about Jackie Ormes
and she tells me that i'll go far
and i try to pause to breathe in her blessing
i will go far auntie
aunt lisa transitioned the day before the release of Torchy’s Togs
her life and work continues through me
we will go far auntie
This edition of The Brown Pages is the first of a quintet created alongside my latest project
a 5-part film entitled, LITANY.
The Litany Editions will provide insight into the creation of each chapter of LITANY.
Part I of LITANY, Torchy’s Togs, was released
August 19, 2020.
In this edition, we take a closer look at the cartoonist Jackie Ormes, the muse behind LITNAY's first chapter, Torchy's Togs, with an interactive timeline named:
The Life and work of Zelda Jackie Ormes.
As always, these pages are intended to be savored. Slow down, engage, click. read. But mostly we hope you enjoy ‘em.