Personal Jabs

Running on empty
Gliding in barely
A maverick habit of sliding in safely
bad habits make for close calls,
vices make photo finishes
of would-be landslide victory

This is how I operate
toeing the line to spite myself
as if the adventure is testing the bounds
and sometimes
falling over the self imposed

I find myself here
in daily Deja vu
past tense premonitions
A highwire act not to be followed
…not to be imitated or duplicated

A misfit stuntman

The proof is in the folly
created with awe inspiring
repetition and consistency


My whole-not the sum of my parts
more of an eccentric collage
pieced together with fumbling child fingers
lacking the compass
Finding an improvised destination by candlelight
Where all that was dumbfounding
made sense for me to stride by
observing skeptically
making promises
to revisit and analyze

This is the model for a sunny side up misanthrope:
too emapthetic to be apathetic
but mostly just too numb to care

Personal Jabs

Steve Voorhees

Chicago, United States

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Artist's Description

I find punching myself in the gut from time to time to be theraputic. If I recall instances where I acted timid, or disingenuous, or self destructive and highlight them rather than sweep them under a rug, then I’m able to right the ship.

Or something like that….

Artwork Comments

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