Luca M Damiani
Author/Artist - Kiss&Arrow : "A Kiss to the Way We Are - An Arrow for Direction" - [Art + Op:Poetry&Questions]

Waking Up Disrupted

'Waking UP Disrupted' Luca M Damiani - Kiss and Arrow 2023 -
'Waking Up Disrupted' Luca M Damiani - Kiss&Arrow 2023 -

It was something
but it happened.

Some of my thoughts
were always pretty clear
and now are very foggy
in daily turns of existence.

Political reflections change
as the mirror tells me
that probably I had it

I am happy to admit that.
And yet, I am also worried
of where to turn as I clearly
do not know.

Suddenly waking up
with disrupted ingredients
of that multi-layered cake
that is now all over burnt.

Perhaps the heat was too high,
but I was following a recipe
with crystal directions of a chef
I have once respected.

Perhaps it is the realisation
of having to accept
that what I should do
is not always what I dream.

Perhaps it is all just a street sign
to show that I have been a bit naive
when opening the corners of ‘me heart’
while closing the roads of ‘me brain’.

I don’t know.
I am still struggling with these feelings,
and the gap is certainly taking me further
than what I would have ever thought.

About the Author
Luca M Dami­ani is an Artist, Author and Uni­ver­si­ty Fel­low, focus­ing his ongo­ing cre­ative prac­tice and research on dis­abil­i­ty, neu­roscience, technology and nature. His work also crosses over with human rights and social design. Luca has a neu­ro­log­i­cal dis­abil­i­ty (52% impair­ment of cen­tral ner­vous sys­tem func­tion) and has had var­i­ous visu­al art books and aca­d­e­m­ic arti­cles pub­lished, as well as being exhib­it­ed inter­na­tion­al­ly. Luca has worked and col­lab­o­rat­ed with insti­tu­tions such as BMJ Med­ical Human­i­ties, Mozil­la, Amnesty Inter­na­tion­al, BBC, Sci­ence Gallery, Com­put­er Arts Soci­ety, Dis­ney, Uni­ver­si­ty of the Arts Lon­don, Yale Uni­ver­si­ty, Jewish Book Council, TATE, V&A and more.
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