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diary of the Morphos



pale lemon yellow

pressing insistently through layers of transluscent netting


gaunt orange halo


sulfurous mounds glowing,

a milky adagio



white pupil

luminous orb






lettuce edged whispers




blue-rimmed and vibrating


lunar maria beckon like google maps


fiery corona


cobalt halo 

between black amd white


(hallucinated angels

at the split second 

of a knife’s curve


mushrooming over the bay winds

pull slk taught around your legs;

bony femurs


the orphic glass is obsidian in motion.


s  l  o  w        a  r  i  a  s

pale wists of cirrus flee

at nauseating velocity


sheet of rippling sapphire

serene tonight


no gaunt loomers

no gathering haunts


just crushed sapphire;

dusty, fluid dunes.


see it fade. see it hang.


moonlight whistling

through my hollow bones


(eels of breath 

& i a flute).



lightbugs bustlling

the horizon bobs, flickers.


a gray town.

a blue boat.


redredredredred  black

dark gray fuzz.

cerulean swath. gray

whiteclear   wide black

greenstack    star rise

feel it. rippling orange on slate.

slow yellow double-eyes cutting

darkness. yellow double-eye. rippling lemon on blue slate. orange square divided.

pale haze pressing upward, disssipate. 

7 white flecks on cerulean. spacious clear.

vast, vast spacious clear.

invisible motion; felt. microbreaths 

from the north east. gaunt loomer. 

black-purple gathering. wooly. fear.

small row of pale blues; slow red double-eye.

fast red double-eye.

white flecks whirling. pleiades.

delicate apparitions.

strange blackness, dimensional and in motion.

toward you infinities.

wooly. fear. danger.

cirrus, mild and distant.

a welcome etherality.

black sapphire dust;

residue of jewels

A+HRRA award summer 2023

The Summer 2023 Arts + Human Rights Research Award will be open to submissions this summer (approx. 14:51 UTC June 21 2023 - 06:50 UTC September 23rd 2023). The topic of the Summer 2023 A+HRRA is AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. 


th_Eroses, an arts publication, is awarding $100 for a work of artistic / literary research that addresses or concerns human rights in conjunction with this season's topic, AI, Computer Logic, and Human Rights. The term 'research' here is intended to indicate the process of creation, exploration, and discovery, rather than the compiling of archival facts and/or materials, although the compiling of archival facts and/or materials may be a part of the process of exploration and discovery, or a part of the process of shaping the path or direction of discovery. This is intended to be an open-ended premise, to support the range of work that may occur in artists' and writers' unique processes. 


From the UN: 


"What Are Human Rights? Human rights are rights inherent to all human beings, regardless of race, sex, nationality, ethnicity, language, religion, or any other status. Human rights include the right to life and liberty, freedom from slavery and torture, freedom of opinion and expression, the right to work and education, and many more. Everyone is entitled to these rights, without discrimination."


Successful submissions may, but are not required to, focus on investigative, process-based exploration and material discovery. Successful submissions may couple rigorous (or subjective) analysis with documentation of investigative, process-based exploration and discovery. Submissions do not need to be factual; forms of literary fiction, subjective expression, abstraction, choreography, and/or non-narrative presentations will be considered as well. Submissions in all languages and media are welcomed. 


The goal of this award is to amplify artistic voices that inquisitively and critically approach the pressing issues of our time, to create a habitat where a unique form of creative journalism can thrive, and to provide th_Eroses readers with artistic / literary insights into key issues.


Please note: If your work is submitted and selected for the award, you consent to the publication of your submitted work by th_Eroses now and in the future. Not all submissions will win the award; there may be one submission chosen, or multiple submissions, or none of the submissions. Selected submissions will receive an email of acceptance and next steps. 


Please submit work to with "Entry: Arts + Human Rights Research Award" in the subject line.

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