SHAI BARDIN | Dawn To Dusk 2019

a foreign body wraps ‘round my neck

and dances on my belly.

he shudders at my composition

(twice as many eyes and only half the focus)


I am no cyclops like you, dear python,

the divots by my right eye agree


he reddens, stiffens,

the deer remains stagnant


may I touch you? may I hold you?

I stroke his nose, he blinks


please, I only need ten…

Shai Bardin, Saint Ann’s School (Brooklyn, NYC) | 2019 Emerging Storyteller Recipient at Boyd’s Station



The second annual Boyd’s Station Dawn to Dusk Photo Invitational theme announced on Friday, July 12, 2019 at 9PM invited participants to interpret the theme “Today” in ten photographs and words during the 24-hour period of Saturday, July 13 with judging immediately on Sunday, July 14 at the Rohs Opera House.

See the complete details of the 2019 Dawn to Dusk Photo Invitational here