Chicago-area native Lennart Lundh is a fine art and documentary photographer, as well as an internationally-recognized historian, poet, and short-fictionist. His images have appeared in numerous books, anthologies, journals, and magazines since 1984, and reside in reference archives at several museums. Len has also donated work sold in the Rochester, New York, Community Art Center's "ROCO6x6" fundraiser for the last seven years. Other images may be found online at Fine Art America and Redbubble.
Each morning, he dresses the way a cowboy would dress if he were a peer of Roy Rogers or Gene Autrey in the Saturday Westerns of his childhood. He wears newish-looking cowboy boots, of course, and spurs that never fail to jingle, jangle, and jingle once more.
Someone in a white coat spots your dick,
so the world thinks you're gendered male,
which leads to you dressed in blue
and ends in a bang on a Baghdad street
that you don't hear before it hits you,
As poet and reader, I appreciate and applaud the well-executed craft of Caroline's unblinking recollections. As an old man, with both parents and in-laws in their Nineties and all of us inevitably declining at varying velocities, I find The Caregiver to be honest, both a painful and relieving read.
As the body was pulled from the hulk,
the arms and head broke away.
Only the boots attest to a human corpse.