Jun 3rd 2018

Lise Haller Baggesen and Iris Bernblum: I am the horse


319 N Albany Ave, Chicago, IL 60612

Opening Sunday, June 3rd, from 3PM - 6PM

On view through Saturday, July 14th

Goldfinch is pleased to present a two-person exhibition of work by Lise Haller-Baggesen and Iris Bernblum. Opening reception on Sunday June 3; exhibition on view through July 14, 2018

I am the horse

I am the horse people should bet on
I am the person who will likely save you from a fire
I am the person who is black smoke
And blows black smoke in your eyes
I am the squeaky noise at night
I am the tables, and paper, and slugs
I am the thing that most excites you
I am the thing that most excites you
I am the horse that you should bet on
When you put your money down

Things are wild here
Everywhere around the green
Snakes, bobcats, and foxes
The purple flowers look wild
I am wild
My husband keeps me in his room so as not to upset the neighbors
The wildest thing about me is my arrogance
Which turns to anger
Over language
People put so much stock in wild language
I wander, an animal
Over hills
The civilized path, the orange sun
Do I dare mention God in this poem?
God is wild, and not human
And when people make God human
He stares at you through the eyes of a bear
And beats his terrible bearded chest
And guffaws into the stars
O the night, mysterious and purple
And the shining rocks
None of them are sins in their
Lack of humanity
So why am I so horrible to look at,
With my wild hair
And my furry breast
And mouth
–Dorothea Lasky

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