LOVE IS TOTALLY LEGAL #1 and #2

An art piece collection by Thomas Osatchoff, December 2019

“Love is why things happen….If love is an inflamed gift giving itself in flood form, then it could be concluded to cancel out as in fire + water. Yet love is experienced. Without knowing the exact causal forces, we experience a mysterious folding together without cancelling. On April 1st, 2018, I arrived from Sao Paulo for a one week stopover in Vancouver to stay with my brother at his apartment (where I made these pieces and where they remain, as far as I know) after which time I went to Manila. Why was I coming? Why was I going? Why was that the last time I saw my brother?….Love is lack of separation and therefore there is. Separation. Things happening. That is why. Love.”

Thomas Osatchoff, together with family, is building a self-sustaining home near a waterfall. Recent poems have appeared in Abstract: Contemporary Expressions, Breakwater Review, Tipton Poetry Journal, and elsewhere.