New Video Poem!

 

Alabaster

My only word for you and one
derived from my imagination
Because I can’t tell you what alabaster is exactly
Without looking it up

I think it’s a rock
Semi precious perhaps but the kind people drive over
When they’re in a hurry
Or not paying attention

Or oftentimes, both

I get nervous when it starts getting colder
Even though I prefer winter
The hardest part
Of being alone
Is found in dusk at 5pm

In a city, a ruin
Void of alabaster
And all other colorfully named rocks
They are just rocks here

And maybe that’s why
I always come back.

 

Video by Richard Thomas, June 19, 2017

Poem by Kelley Brannon, October 17, 2017

About kelleybrannonprojects

From 2012, new 'About' coming soon. In the meantime, please enjoy this nostalgia from my life five years ago: I am an artist, writer, researcher, filmmaker, photographer, playwright, actor, and director in Ridgewood, Queens. I know that might seem like a lot of things to be so I should say I experiment in a variety of disciplines and mediums; concepts and absurdities. I studied in The Studio for Interrelated Media at Massachusetts College of Art. I moved to the area in June 2010 after graduating. CURRENT PROJECTS: Since moving to NYC I've been feeling pulled back to my first loves: writing and theater; and the surreal, emotional, and abstract. I am also very involved with radical politics and I'm particularly interested in blending internal and external structures. I wrote a semi-surreal one act play called "The Rootless: A Play About America" last year which divulged the madness of capitalism and was performed at The Producer's Club with Love Creek Productions. I recently wrote another one act play called "The Thousand Lives of a Nomad" which is a story about the task, escape, and intrigue of continually making new lives in different places. The story is told through the lens of a 33 year-old woman originally from Finland and now residing in Brooklyn. It's staged to be a "live animation" of sorts and, personally I think it's both funny and thoughtful. On-going projects include a constant evolving series of smoke drawings, a documentary about the business behind social media and Facebook; hope of rekindling my love affair with large format photography, and a perpetual mid-life crisis...
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