WON illustration of the year

i am very happy to announce
i took home the prize for
illustration of the year

from the desktop create: awards 2006

my lovely friends lia and rosie
accompanied my to the awards ceremony
where the competition was stiff
but i managed to squeeze through
as the winner

gallons of champagne ensued
and i am still recovering

grateful to those who
voted for me

many, many thanks

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linger too long and you pass through seeing

into seeing something new
or becoming completely distracted

and daydreaming yourself off a cliff

like when you find yourself staring
at someone on the bus

only you were looking through them
into another region
but they don't know that and move

very abruptly from your
field of vision

i fail to see when i linger too long on something

glimpses are often better than
long, drawn out gaping

(unless you are in love
in which case every atom
unleashes universes)

it is good to breathe something in
but not until you forget it

try glimpsing at things
and then try spending one single day

taking nothing
for granted

pop 13


this week i was added to

lost at e minor

a well-written and impecably edited
online collection of artists

run by zolton

and i won't go on and on
about how pretty i think
his name is