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Mekel & Ostrowski – November 2020

Nicole K. Ostrowski and Michele Mekel traded art and words. Nicole shared this untitled image with Michele:

In response, Michele wrote this poem:


The city’s map fruited
in luscious tropical hues

           —lime and avocado,
                       tangerine and dragon fruit—

and just enough spongy pith
to connect these disparate essences.

* * * * *

Michele shared this poem with Nicole:


I’ve seen her—
lethal-looking, of course.

Her knowledge, her skill, her scowl
could come in handy.

But, too late,
we learn.

In response, Nicole made this image, titled “Crimson”:

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