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Film by Luna Ciulla
published in Volume 5, Issue 4 on December 1st, 1998

The last time I saw the naked picture of me, it was on fire in a bathtub.

The photograph was dark, patterns of the wall paper were hazy, a lamp in the picture blurred, my body was indistinct, no detail to my shoulders, hips legs, my face covered by hair caught in motion

I watched the picture burn. The white basin near the drain became smoky, smudged. Soon I washed away ash with cold water turned on as hard as it could go - a coolness could be felt above the tub - as some sort of self proclaimed mist.

The last time I saw the naked picture of me, I left the man who had taken it - the unseen presence who caught my life in motion -

in its young haze. I left him for good - forever - but after I returned the lighter to his kitchen drawer.

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