polluted water popsicles

7:25 PM





three students of the national taiwan university of the arts have created 100 popsicles made from polluted waters of taiwan’s lakes, rivers, beaches and ports to raise awareness on the problem of pollution. setting aside the flavor, the polluted water popsicles contain collected sewage samples that were first frozen and then preserved in polyester resin. wrapped in packaging also designed by the team, the project highlights the contrast between what is beautiful and what is problematic for the environment.

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10:09 PM

Frida Kahlo to Marty McConnell
by Marty McConnell

leaving is not enough; you must
stay gone. train your heart 
like a dog. change the locks
even on the house he’s never
visited. you lucky, lucky girl. 
you have an apartment 
just your size. a bathtub
full of tea. a heart the size
of Arizona, but not nearly
so arid. don’t wish away 
your cracked past, your 
crooked toes, your problems
are papier mache puppets
you made or bought because the vendor
at the market was so compelling you just
had to have them. you had to have him.
and you did. and now you pull down 
the bridge between your houses,
you make him call before 
he visits, you take a lover
for granted, you take 
a lover who looks at you
like maybe you are magic. make
the first bottle you consume
in this place a relic. place it 
on whatever altar you fashion
with a knife and five cranberries.
don’t lose too much weight.
stupid girls are always trying 
to disappear as revenge. and you 
are not stupid. you loved a man
with more hands than a parade 
of beggars, and here you stand. heart
like a four-poster bed. heart like a canvas.
heart leaking something so strong 
they can smell it in the street.

here.
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