Jenny the Artist – 1

Photography

Jenny the Artist

Color photo of my fiancé, Jennifer C. Fuentes, writer, artist, and cofounder of DSTL Arts, a nonprofit arts mentorship organization for at-risk youth, taken in April, 2014 at the Chocolate and Art Show at KGB Studios, Los Angeles, CA.

Photo taken with a Nikon D7000 DSLR camera, using Nikkor 35mm f/1.8 lens, and edited using Apple Aperture and Adobe Photoshop CS5.5.

Just Like Javi

Poetry

Little boy waiting for the bus
on the corner with Mom,
his little belly sticking out
barrel-chested.

Destination clearly marked,
yellow rectangle of paper
pinned to his shirt.
Mrs. Miller’s class.

His deep brown eyes penetrate mine.
The fullness of his cheeks remind
me of someone
I used to know.

Angry, he stares
at the world in silence
while the others know
the routine.

I think, don’t be mad.
It’s just Kindergarten.