Featured Artist: Charity Janisse

By Lisa K. Salerno, Art Editor and Columnist Note: This past year I had introduced the work of Charity Janisse as part of my #SupportLivingArtistsIn2016 series. Since then, Charity and I have enjoyed some meaningful exchanges…conversations about art, creativity and life and general. I very much enjoyed her poetry and could relate to much of what she was…

very much like love

The quiet Contented Peaceful knowing That we are connected Always You and I And each Of us ~ Separate But together In a place Very much like love. Whether we say it, see it, Show it Know it Admit we feel it Or choose to reveal it; We are connected By the river Of an…

A Different Air Here

You’re frightened a bit Aren’t you? As if you let yourself go Any deeper into this There may be no escape I know I can be pretty intense And right now you’re looking into the pool Of other worlds And possibilities And wondering if You can wade in a bit But keep your head Safely…

Life to Extremes

I will never change Because this is how I create From a desperate sense Of restless need And uncertainty Emotion in color Flows through me While I live my life To these mad extremes ~ Sane, manic, moved or just utterly unhinged (in the best possible way) It hardly matters The desolation drives me The love drives me The…

And Can We Be?

It was the turn that turned me The ending of serenity You changed my skin to vapor You turned my body to ash You awoke A sleeping Goddess And I will not go back To a normal human existence After discovering All that I am. Love has transformed My body into want My heart into…