Girl smoking

10 May, 2007

Wilhelm Sasnal - Anka

Wilhelm Sasnal Girl Smoking (Anka), 2001


Where in My Hell is the Dénouement?

Please don’t ask–
I don’t know
how much more
I can bear
been too far
far too long
and I’m petrified
in this city haze
and grey
So let the rain come down
on tires
on asphalt
on rain
and strike my mood
as tree limbs flail
in tears
of rain
their sorrow
is mine
and mine
all theirs
as I sit
and stare
to the sound
of tires
on asphalt
on rain
and failure
with no end
but continuum
and such beauty
such music
such reprise
yet no reprieve
So I’m petrified
in this city haze
and weak
and I’m afraid
that I need you
this music
playing on
while you linger
measure by measure
a crescendo
now fading
and I need you
more than I admit
because I know
how much more
I can bear
not much more
at all.

– Sarah Badr


This Is Why

All About Control:
control me,
control you
and no room
to go wrong
Let Go.
death upon death,
and I realise
exactly how much
I hate that feeling
of unknowing,
by the laidback
following of nothing
in this twentysomething
trailmix of quicktojudge
and eagertoplease
So Stop.
Pull Out.
the neurosis settles in,
and I become the bitch
you backbite
in hushed whispers

Control Me,
And I’ll Control You
if you leave me no room
away from the discomfort
of uncertainty.

– Sarah Badr

© 2007.  S.H.Badr, All Rights Reserved.



  1. […] surely, but when it comes to specific names (especially your own) as well as specific self-coined original terminology used in creative pieces of writing, it makes you wonder who is out there reading your blog and whether or not you know […]

  2. […] Having visited every Saatchi exhibit since The Triumph of Painting in 2005 (Wilhelm Sasnal’s Girl Smoking portraits still remain firmly amongst my favourite contemporary pieces today), I am certainly […]

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: