Texan Royalty and the Future of Poetry: Issue 45 Action Shots!

Fresh from the tumbleweed-ridden lands of Austin, TX and the back of Operative Joey, the SPR is proud to present the following, shamelessly political set of Action Shots, premiering with this artful, windswept portrait:

Arms Reaching Out to No One

Arms Reaching Out to No One

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Next, we visit the royal palaces of Texas.

Before the Gates of Montezuma

Before the Gates of Montezuma

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Inside the Gates (A Sacrifice Is Made)

Inside the Gates (A Sacrifice Is Made)

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On the walls of the palace:

Joey w/ A Bush

Joey w/ A Bush

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Lighting the Fire of Revolution

Lighting the Fire of Revolution

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PIONEERS

PIONEERS

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On his journeys with the story on his back, Joey collected three tales (in his own words):

The Wilted Leaves of the Modern Art

The Wilted Leaves of the Modern Art

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1) The first day I wore it a couple of elderly women sitting behind me at a coffee shop asked to take my picture – they said that they loved it.
Shimmery People

Shimmery People

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2) One day as I was walking to a diner a man, who looked rather scraggly, with a staff (although I suppose he called it a bow, does that make it a bow staff?) yelled at me to stop so that he could read it. I bit back the fear, but only for you my good sir [curator/browbeater], and let him approach. He then explained that if some guy kissed him he would probably hit him with the very staff he was toting – he then further related an event in which he did use that staff to hit someone in the head repeatedly – no worries, I made it to the diner.
(EDITORIAL NOTE: This is the kind of people who inhabit Austin, TX. Casual staff-wielders. Probably dressed like the shimmeries in the photo.)
Joey Is Addicted to Firepower

Joey Is Addicted to Firepower

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3) the night of my birthday I was wearing it at a club – two older gay gentlemen asked me about it, and then laughed at the age – saying that they were about 60.
The Faces That Are Always Watching

The Faces That Are Always Watching

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Where Children Go to Drown

Where Children Go to Drown

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Holiday Cheer Lasts Forever

Holiday Cheer Lasts Forever

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Majesty:

The Man Who Learned to Fly

The Man Who Learned to Fly

And so we have achieved the power of flight.

Welcome to Texas.

Mucho thanks to Joey Holloway, for wearing Cassandra’s poem; to Cassandra Gillig, for contributing the poem and turning the SPR on its side; and to Chad Redden, for being the muse.

See you next week.

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