Jacob Lawrence, "Market Scene" (1966)
Jacob Lawrence, Market Scene (1966)
Can a Game Be Literature?

Mark's Pages

November 29, 2012:

Unhappy bagger. Obese, multiple necks, burn scars on African skin, a checkerboard of brown, black, and blacker. Downcast: avoids eye contact, watches his shoes.

Rude child, tubby and genderless, pushes adults aside to jump into line, indulgent parent with excuses: "He's just young..."

Summertime blonde in flowered sundress, loads a rain-streaked black pickup. Unavoidable from far diagonal of the parking lot: there she is.