American woman

American woman

NYC Project 12

NYC Project 12

Renewal

Renewal

Sunset silhouette

Sunset silhouette

Past meets the present

Past meets the present

Philly laundry

Philly laundry

Lady in red

Lady in red

Streets of Philadelphia

Streets of Philadelphia

Brooklyn Bridge 2

Brooklyn Bridge 2

Helping each other

Helping each other

Disillusioned angel

Disillusioned angel

Mud caked wings and tearless eyes
          the disillusioned angel flies.
She carries a weight unfathomable that even she can't overcome
Too many children born into chains or drained of their light at an early age.
Lifting soul after soul, till she's broken and numb.
Yet relentlessly, she forges on.

Beleaguered wings beat slower now
          once fueled by hope against these clouds.
She carried each child immeasurable with nursing caresses to soften the scars
But too many are found among plantation graves or in Birkenau or the Unity State
A Connecticut school and in west Peshawa
Yet relentlessly, she forges on. 

Through centuries of hate and lies
          the disillusioned angel flies.
She carries her disappointment hard, igniting our guilt with a grief stricken heart
Too much to bear in Srebrenica fields or in Mumbai brothels or among human shields
A stilled child eased from a mother’s grieved arms
Yet somehow she forges on.

Photography: Dore' Vorum + Poetry: Mark Safran

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Riding into the storm

Riding into the storm

Roof top

Roof top

Chicago Project 5

Chicago Project 5

Cityscape

Cityscape

Framed by the window

Framed by the window

Storm clouds over NOLA

Storm clouds over NOLA

Storm clouds over the Capitol

Storm clouds over the Capitol

Weathered by time <br>and the elements

Weathered by time
and the elements

Surveillance Series: Denver

Surveillance Series: Denver

40.6259° N, 75.3705° W

40.6259° N, 75.3705° W

Hope

Hope