These pieces are part of James Diaz series Object Impermanence, James writes:
"The pieces in this series quite literally explore pieces: of body, mind, heart, following the aftermath/glow of trauma, poverty, hope, and healing. They were created in an attempt to heal and deal with lived aspects of dissociation, mania, depression and trauma response. They are a way of "checking-in" with those aspects of self that need extra reminding of the good, the possible, that lies just beneath the daily rubble."
Sometimes, my hands
Barefoot in hope
You can't love the moon by way of the body
Bathed in A Shining Light
James Diaz (They/Them) is the author of This Someone I Call Stranger, (Indolent Books, 2018) and All Things Beautiful Are Bent (Alien Buddha, 2021) as well as the founding editor of Anti-Heroin Chic. Their work has appeared or is forthcoming in Thrush Poetry, Corporeal, The Madrigal, Wrongdoing Magazine, Rust + Moth, Yes Poetry and Cobra Milk Mag. They live in upstate New York. Twitter: @diaz_james