Deny Them Everything 30" x 40" Acrylic and ink on canvas 2019
When the crowd goes home and the lights dim Who listens to your heartbeat? When the room empties and the music fades Who hears your labored breathing? Does someone stay to stop the bleeding To hold your head and hear your voice? Your long road ends in a quiet space With a waning light and lowered shoulders. Those that abandon you there Out of the spotlight In the quiet. Those that no longer know your face. Deny them. Deny them everything.