The Golden Birdcage


Captivated you hold me close

intrigued I want to believe

liberation we're all deceived 

hanging on empire

no court tries to free

here out to dry  

each one of us hung

don't you see now

which side 

peacocks Rome

through Rousseau's jungle

dream freedom's play

their stage the golden cage

see you from behind 

curtains raised 

the actors gone

just you and me 

so paradise prevails

image: The Golden Birdcage 

pen &ink, spray paint on ricepaper on interfacing

60 x 50 cm 

JS 2020


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