Underpass, Tokyo


I do not want to linger here.
The space is dark, cavernous, unwelcoming.
The air chills and cars rumbling above disturb.
Walking quickly, I come upon a wall.
Seized by its color and energy I stop,
held fast by scraps of celebrity long-past.
There, amid the faces that promise excitement
and the foods that promise enjoyment,
a small, black book offered in plastic
—I AM—
promises eternal life.


Robin Boger’s images from Cuba, Africa and Japan have been shown at the Chandler Gallery in Cambridge, MA, the Orton-Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY, the Amanda Smith Gallery in Johnson City, Texas, South X Southeast Photo Gallery in Molena Georgia and the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA.  She has also shown work at the Soprafina Gallery in Boston, MA, the Iris B. and Gerald Cantor Gallery at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA, and the Boston Public Library.  On-line presentations include:  “The Virtual Curated Shed: Projections from Pandemic in Focus” on the Social Documentary Network;  “Unexpected Cuba” in CubaSeen, Issue 03, Winter, 2020;  “The 2/22/22 Exhibition:  Pairs and Diptychs” on Lenscratch and “Highlights of NEPR” on “What Will You Remember?”


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 )

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