healing factors


i personally get my zen
in the home depot garden
section: wilting bonsai

$9.99    a cracked pot
a split branch    and what i grow
in the artificial sun        of my room
are healing factors:       each day, i soften
my branches, wrap my body in copper.
trunk: stripped, bleached, aged
my plate tilts slightly     so that vinegary hoisin
pools in reflections        my big eyes look so appetizing
and what I steep:
sorrow pressed with green onion into egg-wiped wonton
sealed, and fried, and eaten.


Sarah Gomez is currently working on a series of paintings focused around one’s intrapersonal conflicts with narcissism and how those conflicts lead to a breakdown and loss of self-identity.