What You Have Taken
“It’s tricky whenyou feel someone has done something on your behalf”
“Desired Constellation,” from
Six in the morning, Yogyakarta.No semblance to last night’sery performance stagedat an ancient templefor our paying pleasure. I roam alone with a borrowed camerathinking of takingrandom shots. Rickshaws of faded redline the edgesof the road, now just waking. e feet of a curled up rickshaw driver stick outof the passenger’s seat.His toes so round, so still.Dirt smoothed in with the skinof his soles.An umbrella over the rest of himfor when the sun growsunbearable. I snap. Without asking permission,I take that photograph.