came out swinging

︎︎︎image description: ten black and white etchings, which feature a large white border and a stark black abstract image in the middle, with scratchy markmaking and texture. White text overlays the black abstraction, and bleeds out onto the border of the paper. The text on the prints, together, reads: 
“pain emerges at the door/ of my tired patience/ overstay my welcome/ hide from pain/ & make jokes/ at its expense/ close my eyes &/ feel right at home/ count the thumps/ til the lock can’t hold” 

︎︎︎each print 11 x 15.25” 
mezzotint, monoprint, etching