My loneliness pinpointed
in red and blue shifts,
I am no longer a nebula.
The edges of stars
scratch a gravitational pull
in my soft spaces, are candles
sputtered in my spin.
Visible to all naked eyes, I am
dressed to the nines, few notice
these sparkles. ONE day I will
run into the Milky Way and it won’t
be an accident.
Our union will burn elliptical.
Lea Maughan: “I write. I camp. I laugh and cry, not necessarily in that order.”
Ira Joel Haber was born and lives in Brooklyn. He is a sculptor, painter, writer, book dealer,photographer and teacher. His work has been seen in numerous group shows bothin the USA and Europe and he has had 9 one man shows including several retrospectives of his sculpture. His work is in the collections of The Whitney Museum Of American Art, New York University, The Guggenheim Museum, The Hirshhorn Museum,The Albright-Knox Art Gallery & The Allen Memorial Art Museum. Since 2006 His paintings, drawings, photographs and collages have been published in over 230 on line and print magazines. He has received three National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships, two Pollock-Krasner grants, the Adolph Gottlieb Foundation grant and, in 2010, he received a grant from Artists’ Fellowship Inc. He currently teaches art to retired public school teachers at The United Federation of Teachers program in Brooklyn.