Photo by Poni Melange

Photo by Poni Melange

Last Chance for a Slow Dance

Living in Los Angeles as transplants from other cities, towns, and villages to pursue a dream is hard when the rose colored glasses are off and you see the glitter is just broken lighters and smashed glass on the sidewalk. Love comes in the form of another broken artist with issues with commitment lasting longer than twelve hours. Life is hard because the family in the home cities, towns, and villages think you're living the dream so you don't tell them you've had to replace your bedroom garbage can three times after vomiting so hard from alcohol poisoning or that guy you've been dating has cheated on you four times, but you're too depressed at your job to leave him.

Yet, through it all, the residents of this community come together and survive because they have each other. 

 
Photo by Poni Melange

Photo by Poni Melange

gossip

Remember that night that boy kissed you, then brushed you off, saying he didn't remember anything? Remember how he remembered a lot more than he says? But would never follow up on it? Remember how you prayed this wouldn't become gossip?

Photo by Poni Melange

Photo by Poni Melange

 
Photo by Poni Melange

Photo by Poni Melange

Cassetterella

Missy carries a mixed tape with her to every show she went to, convinced her husband hunt would end when she found the right person to receive the cassette.

 
 
 

Hippopotamus Turn Red When Emotional

A collection of poems paired with collages capturing the emotions and memories attributed to the words.