prairie

i long for teleological thoughts
something immaculate and absolute
but desire remains a firm and silent fruit
a lemon with its eyes closed

anxieties
the anxiety of being mired in one’s moment
the anxiety of overspilling one’s margins
the anxiety of truth as an asymptotic function
the anxiety of never being able to go back

i have yet to feel the flower
nature blooms for elixir color
like a plump plush winnie the pooh in a cloud forest
desire does not seek its object
desire seeks only to replicate itself
desire is both mechanism and form of proliferation
like love dogs howling their way back to their own poiesis

and you too a lowly worm,
my favorite kind of worm



love poem to another worm

you are the apple of my tooth
softy and mealsome 
snack that you are

 


Installation view.

'rhythms of a chthonic heart' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

'rhythms of a chthonic heart' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

'rhythms of a chthonic heart' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

Installation view.

'lachrimæ illuminatæ, or seaven teares of a hœ' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'lachrimæ illuminatæ, or seaven teares of a hœ' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'lachrimæ illuminatæ, or seaven teares of a hœ' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

Installation view.

Installation view.

'songe of the othyr Wyrm' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

'songe of the othyr Wyrm' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

Installation view.

'i Amn just……….. a litle creacher. Thatse It . I Canot change this' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric, chain.

'i Amn just……….. a litle creacher. Thatse It . I Canot change this' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric, chain.

Installation view.

'slug sex over io' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'slug sex over io' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

Installation view.

'Glossolalia, ululations and other orogenous wailings' 2019. Glazed ceramic, chain.

'Glossolalia, ululations and other orogenous wailings' 2019. Glazed ceramic, chain.

Installation view.

'two wasps fucking (whirled~egg)' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'two wasps fucking (whirled~egg)' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'two wasps fucking (whirled~egg)' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'two wasps fucking (whirled~egg)' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'two wasps fucking (whirled~egg)' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

'two wasps fucking (whirled~egg)' 2019. Glazed ceramic, photographic prints on fabric.

Installation view.

'prima materia (jasmine, lust, hysteria, pogostemon...)' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

'prima materia (jasmine, lust, hysteria, pogostemon...)' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

'prima materia (jasmine, lust, hysteria, pogostemon...)' 2019. Glazed ceramic.

Manal Kara is a Moroccan-American self-taught multidisciplinary artist and poet. They have exhibited extensively in Chicago and New York, as well as Istanbul, Vienna, and Berlin.