|Visual Art, Poetry, and Public
A glimpse into the work and life of Karen Kopacz. This month's "Exhibitionist"
features the work of Mental Contagion's director and editor.
Let's Get Started
(3.8 MB) written by La Paz. Recorded at The Terrarium by Jason Orris and Bryan
Excerpts from "Into The Eye's Eclipse - A Journey from Agony
to Bliss" a collection of poems.
Streams of unconscious monologues
Fell effortlessly from my lips,
Faithlessly, and yet I felt
Each utterance as fact,
While I had no constant
By which to compare these beatitudes.
Elixirs designed to save the soul
Flowed forth from my heart
And yet I had not swallowed,
I had, myself, not sipped
From the cup of my own love.
Like eyes unlit,
Was a reflection of the body.
Seduced by waste, unwant, and
Was a reflection of the soul.
In a stalemate
With the reaper
Of my own hands,
But not by other men.
Should I attribute my own honor
To the proficiency of another?
Why then would my grievances
be the fault of other men?
It was I who dimmed the way for emptiness
Into the Grail of heart
Drained vein by vein by vein
I allowed love to slip away
And learned about a suicide of the soul.
I could hear the voices
Air-light and whispering
Across the plains of angels.
Beneath the diamond oils of my skin
Blankets of light skimmed my veins
Returning love to its origins.
A warmth, gold
And reflected by bliss,
Traveled from heaven to my heart.
A deep wind sounded
And I heard the breath of the Universe
Blown through a hollowed branch
In celebration of my arrival
From Earth to Infinity.