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strictly intellectual


spark a doobie & call me up to talk-

like we’re Hillary Clinton & Jim Margolis or something,

like I’m not in love with you or something,

like it’s chill.

say you feel it too or dance around it- -  

but how could you give me a second look

when every supermodel and folk singer in LA

is scrawling your name in her notebook

and spell-checking before she texts you with “hey”

I guess I don’t mind.

you know I’d do anything for you

you know everybody else knows it too


just call me so we can talk about the telepathic

draw toward your spiritual other 

in this labyrinth of realilty

so we could to know each other a little better,

in this bicoastal panopticon of optics & jealousy.


seems like both of us are pretty good

at dancing in a cage.

we can block out the body language,

knowing it’s theatre to be played out on stage.


spark a doobie & call me up to talk. 

I’ll act like we’re Hillary Clinton & Jim Margolis or something

like I’m not in love with you or something

like it’s chill


just don’t hang up the phone.

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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