by Zachary Hodges
the lilac of his touch, ever-cream skin glistening as we bask in the light of a newly dawned era. the lives we’ve lived through the men of the past, loving strangers not safe for the average lambda lover. and the black and white photo rolls, the delicacy in their hand holds, how heresy becomes the death of we, men in their twenties come nothing but ideology. bone in the brashness, ashes we thrash on a white house lawn. becoming nothing, no surrender in loving, and of it all something drumming in the distance as the sky greys with indifference. ashes from their heads, twenty year old men, loving lilacs in the cheeks of two newlyweds, dead. we are ancient. we are heretics. we are cultural descendants of the men no God defended. we choose to burn and burn brighter than the ashes that mark them ended.
Consacré à lart
by Delta N.A.
Zachary Hodges is a poet and author who lives in West Lafayette, Indiana. He is a sophomore at Purdue University and working towards a BFA in Professional Writing. When he’s not studying or writing, Zack likes to participate in community theatre, travel, activism, video gaming and second-hand fashion. You can follow his journey at @themorningmourner on Instagram, as well as his website at https://zacharyhodgesbooks.wixsite.com/my-site.
Paired in art and life, Delta N.A. work simultaneously on each artwork with a shared language that reveals deep meanings and speaks directly to the heart. Timeless stories develop in each artwork, where figures and forms are placed in a subtle and ethereal space halfway between dream and reality and where the soft flow of emotions and intuitions collects the sense of a free and introspective existence. Delta N.A. spent years traveling to discover the world and their identity, and this experience in foreign countries has deeply marked their technical development and their artistic expression that now combines poetry and strength in a constant search for harmony, portraying the infinite dream of a total and exhaustive well-being. The artworks signed by the duo are present in numerous public and private collections and have been exhibited in solo and group shows across Europe, U.S.A. and Asia.