A loose, boxy sheath
And vintage leather suitcase 
Leave much to the
From a woman by the side a country road
Catching a ride
In Cindy Sherman’s celluloid
visions of 1940s isolation
To Lara Stone as Judy Garland
Swept up, black lacquered case in hand, in a freak fall tornado
Of Alex Prager’s
fashion-styled, film noir

An early 80’s city girl
In Bette Gordon’s Empty Suitcases 
Lives on the edge with Francesca Woodman
She’s travelling between an Empire state of Mind and Metropolis
And for this free-spiritedimage-6240078-10451505 lady, there’s no place like a home 
her own creation
-Ashley Simpson

October 2012