“Sacrifice”

ART By PT Russell

Sacrifice serves as a visual devotional to women enduring, and who are survivors of intimate abuse. Specifically those subjected to the perfidious nature of cultural misogyny.

These beautiful women are unarmored gladiators, literally trapped in an arena with a ferocious lion.

The image was meant to depict strength in weakness and bravado during  a time of great vulnerability.

I wanted “Sacrifice,”  to bring awareness to defenceless women everywhere. Women confined to cages of solecism; discarded and subjected to emotional degradation.

Imprudent words are the invisible fusillade that infiltrate, decimating the mental fortitude of its victims.

A contentious episode could feel apocalyptic to anyone having to fight for the perpetuity of their dignity, and possibly even their life.

(Written by PT Russell)

“SACRIFICE,” debuted in NonBinary Review’s #23 APOCALYPSE Issue Please get your copy today!

Sightseeing

Art By ©PT Russell 2020

Surrey driver feel the breeze Canting hooves on cobbled streets

Bay Street Nassau Downtown trot Keeping rhythm pulling cart

Handsome horse equine grace Earns his keep champion pace

Sunburned arms red as lobster Salt air streams into my nostrils

Bouncing springs squeak underfoot School boy selling papers shout

In the distance cruise ships peak Seaport closer at Potter’s Cay

Lignum Vitae national tree Shade the sidewalk watching me

©PT Russell 2020 All Rights Reserved