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Particles on the Wall is excited to announce upcoming exhibits!


The REACH Museum

June 29 - October 21, 2016.

The REACH Museum
1943 Columbia Park Trail
Richland, WA 99352
Sun & Mon: Closed
Tue - Sat: 10:00AM-4:30PM


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Particles on the Wall 2nd edition from Healthy World Press


                        Nagasaki photos



My love, allow yourself to stall, just a little,

            then enter the collection


                        of black and white victims.

                                    Like inkblots

                                         they await your reply.                        


            Focus. I’m holding your hand.

                                                Their shadows


                                                on bridges and walls

                                    stop at 11:02


                           like interrupted sundials.

                                                That, at least, you can respond to.


            You’ll never make sense of rubble.

                                    The raw body proves difficult Braille.

                        Illness you can fathom,

                        with its slippers scuffing along a glassy hall.

                                                But can you feel it?


A kimono pattern imparted to the wearer’s skin.


Beloved, you’ve been carefully trained

                        (do you sense your resistance?).


                                    Meaning is lost

            between the vulnerable eye

                                                and well-defended mind.


Who’s on your side (you keep asking)? 

                                    Not righteousness, not at this late hour?


            Look at you, unsure,

                              but sure underneath.




Kathleen Flenniken


This poem is included in the collection, Plume,

(University of Washington Press, 2012.)