Hey y'all! We have a new photo installation up at Kranky! The Unyielding Handle by Bianca Sabatini, runs from Jan 8 - Feb 5, 2012. Come check it out, yo!
The Unyielding Handle
And in the midst of this, ... in all the chaotic hysteria we knew to be calm.
I cannot seem to find my way in.
To escape into what I believe to be peace, to be warmth.
I cannot get into the place I have once called home. Here I stand in front of the door. I
need only take the doorknob in hand, turn it, extend my arm and I am through.
Through to the other side that whispers hope, promises relief
and radiates a lightness to which I have not known.
I stay unmoved on the other side of this barrier.
The knob can’t be turned, these keys don’t work.
Although I knock, I bang on the door,
my shouts of desperation fall short,
and turn silent;
nothing penetrating the door.
Does this door not know? Is it unaware?
Its function is to open, to allow me passage.
What a frail thing to be stopped by.
How small a feat, that a doorknob should be bound by the power which so quickly
shatters all the hope I once possessed.
I have been shut out.
The desperation settles itself to the unfortunate reality; I am not getting in.
This door doesn’t open, it can’t be opened for me.
In the midst of this,
I have to find somewhere new.