- Saloni M swims East
McLeod is an eclectic visual, writing and performance artist.
has worked in most mediums (ranging from the obligatory appearance in
Neighbours and as a stand-up comedy performer). She
loves combining them and pushing her boundaries.
latest projects include lyric writing, a one-woman show as Mae West, and
playing Mama Claus for Christmas audiences at a shopping mall in Sydney.
Working the Wall
When the truth becomes a burden to the life outside your head
The whirl of lies that follows pulls the corners in
In twisted acts of knowing your life begins to curl
As the edges blur beyond you and you start to work the wall
first it seems the answer, not the first, never the last
Its solid strength a bolster to the sogginess of dawn
Light turns down to darkness and reality must stay
Its stark skeletal boldness clutches at the escaper of the wall
of conscience pricking out your mind
Solid forms of actions. once forgotten now alive
Stumble and you'll bleed like the life you left behind
Space nor time have the advantage - total overload
You've given yourself over to the wall
wants to listen no witness left to view
The uncherished vanished silently, no ceremony sounds
The roar of emptiness echoes in the hollow of regret
The double edged sword of deception pierces the slayer
Who's left to work the wall
McLeod 1998. Based on a reading / slide presentation first presented at
E.A.S.E. at Revolver.
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