michael reid rubenstein

love me tender love me true all my dreams fulfilled

michael reid rubenstein

michael reid rubenstein
Location
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.A.
Birthday
January 05
Title
uuuuhhhhh?
Company
world, universe
Bio
www.michaelrubenstein.org

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OCTOBER 13, 2013 4:09AM

citizen under suicide watch

 

God said to Abraham, God said to Abraham,

 

Nothing I do is good enough for you

I hate myself

Wipe the table clean with tears and tissue

All I am is deficit to you

My worthlessness

Another mouth to feed

 

We are each over-expectant

Hoping for the incredible

Imagining more than what we’re served

Denying… Read full post »

 2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 30

 

Bottom line, you get me off

Fall short of that,

You are useless,

Useless.

 

“Men are so needy,” she said

I swirl spoon in watery broth

Sit speechless

Silently wonder what she meant

 

The deal… Read full post »

There are things I don’t want to talk about

Her destructiveness, my destructiveness

The nature of destruction

To surrender, allow, withstand

Her beautiful soft eyes looking off

The force of her scorn

There are things I never imagined

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Secretly believing someone is watching

And will benevolently arrive, relieve the pain

When planets collide, lots of stuff goes awry

Every breath… Read full post »

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 22

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 22 

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 22 

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 22 

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 22 

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JUNE 2, 2013 9:49AM

Unspeakable

2013, new work, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 30

 

My life is a fraud

Posing greatness, I go home to empty bed

I remember a girl

It was heavenly lying next to her

Talking, walking, being with her

 

Countless fissures fitted, amazing minutiae

She was the one, paradise… Read full post »

MAY 7, 2013 7:24AM

Electra-Girl

 

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 30

Electra-girl gyrates desperately.

Daddy is away on business.

The house practically empty,

Desolate winds rattle windows,

Stomach twists with craving.

 

Electra-girl squeals,

“Kill Mommy! Get her out of the picture.”

Little Miss teacup wants everything just rigRead full post »

MAY 3, 2013 11:00AM

My Leper Lover

  untitled as of yet

Irrationality always wins

Chicago is aspirated beast

Braggart forced laugh

I had a vision but I have no vision

Dreamed I was making out with a woman

 

Who had long stretchy pink octopus tentacles

Sedulously legato ephemera… Read full post »

 "Empty glass looks like coffin" or, I don't want to awaken memories that need to sleep

  Stranger

 

I asked the old man

If he would miss existence

He flatly stated, “No.”

I asked him if he missed

His girlfriend who died

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APRIL 23, 2013 9:12PM

Sore Winner or Sorbet de Sade

not yet done. 2013, charcoal on paper, 30

It’s what I can’t imagine

That keeps my eyes peeled

Glued to seat

Everyone in denial

And maybe that’s the worst… Read full post »

  untitled as of yet

 

Can We Possibly Be Friends Again, Or Conflicted Codependent Fantasy Involving Woman I Just Met And Hardly Know - 2013 M.R.R.

 

Being male, I wander

Mom dares not wonder

What kind of monsters she birthed

She brought her own equipment

I was aggressive… Read full post »

APRIL 12, 2013 11:02AM

Paradise Brutal

It took a very long time for A to find B,

and possibly even longer for A with B to get to C,

then D shadowed, and along came easy E,

F hurried, G stumbled, and before you know it,

H pushed, I shoved, J fell, K… Read full post »

A voice inside keeps repeating,

You’ll never have this opportunity again.

Title or first line set precedent.

Pride is my sin, even with low self-esteem.

 

I remember severe pain

sitting at table

with head collapsed

on folded arms.

 

God… Read full post »

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MARCH 10, 2013 12:08PM

Bishop to Queen 4

  2013, charcoal on paper, 33

2013, charcoal on paper, 33 

 

Everything is such fun in the beginning,

when it’s new and undiscovered.

i’ll try almost anything.

 

What is meant by almost?

All these stupid sick shit roles we play,

all this pretending, why?

 

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FEBRUARY 5, 2013 5:39PM

Drawings

 Drawings, Friday, February 8, Jennifer Norback Fine Art, 217 W. Huron, Chicago

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 33

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 33

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 33

2012 charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 30

2013, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 33

 

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24" x 18"

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28" x 22'

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new drawing, 2013, after Rene, Rothko, Matisse, charcoal, acrylic paint on paper, 30
JANUARY 13, 2013 10:16AM

The Fainter

 

The Fainter

 

 

It was obvious how to do it

Yet I couldn’t figure it out

Until I saw it in a movie… Read full post »

JANUARY 8, 2013 8:45PM

rainbo series, 2013

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JANUARY 6, 2013 11:10PM

The Fainter's Wife

 

 

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She looks at mirror

Cannot understand

What she’s become

Never queen her entire life

She glances out alley window

Into 4am darkness

Feeling tragic ending

To accidental romance

Premeditated murder

In Chicago in bitter winter

In… Read full post »

DECEMBER 30, 2012 10:15AM

Striving For Perfection Fucks Up Everthing

 

I’m the worst cunt in the world

No one is worse than me.

For my next bride,

I shall marry the Queen of She

Ba (Academy presents her majesty.

Nominee gushes.

Audience applauds exhaustively.)

She will manhandle me,

Liquor on her… Read full post »