Ghost Town

For years I have wanted to take photos of my hometown. The places I knew so well, the street where I lived, the views from my windows. The library I used as a child and not enough as an adult. read more

There Are Too Many Women in Museums


There are too many women in museums
tucked into corners,
these busts with sad faces and
demurely downcast eyes,
statues shaped
by what someone else has seen.

But where are all the names
on the signs
that should have been here,
theirs only used for titles, leaving whole walls blank,
as if no woman had thought
to put anything on them.

I want the women in all these paintings
to be blushing,
not of humility but rage.
I demand to see in writing
all the names that should have made me
think,
mine could be here too.
                                                - Lea Elm