Gris-Gris, an online journal of literature, culture & the arts


by J.R. Solonche

Where have we seen it before,
this arrogance of ignorance?

In the portraits of 18th century French aristocrats?
In the rough photographs of criminals on post office walls?

Here it is again, in the glassy eyes.
Here it is again, in the languid, glossy confidence of hair.