This photo was taken at Peggy Sue’s Diner, a sweet little gem just off the I-15 N towards Las Vegas. The poem below was not written with this photo in mind at all, but somehow the two have come together and I am okay with it. The poem speaks of the plastic feelings humans express when communicating with each other. Most people have such a hard time being real with one another, they would rather lie or put on a show than ever reveal what they are feeling, or any truth at all.

The mannequin represents the plasticity in our relationships with each other, the government and the world in general. Perhaps we are all missing something that we never knew we had. If we could find what that missing link is, then maybe we could learn to see each other as ourselves. If only the woods were closer…

 

Plastic Tree Wishing (Wishing for Trees) | Nisi Poesy | Poetry, Art & Adventures | Peggy Sue's Diner | Yermo, California | Poets of Pinterest