The eyes have it

The eyes have it

American woman

American woman

Lady in red

Lady in red

Renewal

Renewal

Helping each other

Helping each other

Sunset silhouette

Sunset silhouette

Past meets the present

Past meets the present

Philly laundry

Philly laundry

NYC Project 12

NYC Project 12

Cityscape

Cityscape

Streets of Philadelphia

Streets of Philadelphia

Brooklyn Bridge 2

Brooklyn Bridge 2

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

Roof top

Roof top

Framed by the window

Framed by the window

Chicago Project 5

Chicago Project 5

Weathered by time <br>and the elements

Weathered by time
and the elements

Storm clouds over NOLA

Storm clouds over NOLA

Storm clouds over the Capitol

Storm clouds over the Capitol

San Diego: untitled

San Diego: untitled

Haight Street<br>Prom Queen

Haight Street
Prom Queen

Walls: <br>Philadelphia 3

Walls:
Philadelphia 3

Hope

Hope

40.6259° N, 75.3705° W

40.6259° N, 75.3705° W

Reflecting Anchorage

Reflecting Anchorage

Glory of Commerce

Glory of Commerce

untitled

untitled

Women:<br>Welcome to America

Women:
Welcome to America

Women: Constrained

Women: Constrained