That winter the stubborn seasons trenched
the snow through and through
routine we packed down our patterns.
An exercise in commitment, this video poem is a collaboration between myself and my husband. Filmed over the course of four very cold months in upstate New York, the footage documents the trails we walked daily during breaks from installing a kitchen and a new well in a 150-year-old country home so that my elderly parents could get out of Manhattan during Covid. These months were a true trial of our relationship and the outcome is my first true love poem, full of the fear, doubt, and hesitation that comes with the willingness to commit to someone, to become family.
Local Sightings, Seattle, 2023
Bideodromo, Bilbao, 2023
Monologues & Poetry International Film Fest, Vallejo, 2023