Lyric Essay: Nooks Krannie’s “Obsessions of Alone”

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Obsessions Of Alone
Nooks Krannie

Acrylic abstract painting by Hanna Weitz

Becoming the latter part of a routine. Dragging mouths, cut up lips. Shine angels under fins, be careful of sinners in glass echoes. I’m born in city, a wide mouthed seine. Blue devil climbing my nasal passage for a rainy day. Restless, my yearly horoscope predicts an impossible unhappiness in exchange for a livable quarter, half.

Sighing, hyena with no more teeth, a grey skin moisture and tiny stars. I give in on an early December mid, owls pasted in custards of skin. My pattern lusts after me and I become a predictable stew, marinating under shoulders and broad ossicles. Teachings of a bed wetted puberty over cliffs, pits of chalk, watered down living in pores, in my hair. Pressured by a winter scorpion, my sense of smell is a lame weakness. I’m fiction.

Days pass, cars bite seedless mandarins, off season. I hibernate with open eyes, petrol fumes remind me of breastless bodies and maternal myths. 10% alcohol. Waiting. Skinned hearts.

I perjure myself when I say this is it, he. I don’t know if him. Slits in a raven, a rented cleft. Curtains. Her/Individu- my darkest. Storms in my stomach are final. But this time.



About the writer:
Nooks Krannie is a Palestinian/Persian female writer from Montreal, Canada. She is the author of two poetry chapbooks, I have hard feelings & I wish I could quit chocolate (out-of-print at Moloko House Press, 2016) and candied pussy (Thistlemilk Press, 2017).


Image: Abstract acrylic by Hannah Weitz.  We very pleased to feature the paintings of Hanna Weitz. Follow her for more @hannaweitz.
In the Artist’s own words:
“I was born in Stockholm, Sweden, in 1981 but have grown up in the U.S. and England. In the UK I studied fine art at Central Saint Martin’s College of Art & Design in London, but I have also studied Art History at Stockholm University in Sweden. I have recently moved away from figurative oil painting to abstract painting with acrylics. In my work I deal with memory, dreams and thoughts – chaos, blur and the surreal – and all my images are loosely based on real life objects, however my paintings can be said to present an alternative, layered, reality where the original image succumbs to colour, shapes and lines, and the negative space inbetween. I currently live and work in Nuremberg, Germany.”



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