aphasia
 
Pearl Buttoncollage, watercolor, ink on paper
 

Pearl Button lives in the Salishan Territories of western North America and obsesses over the differences between being, communication, language and world. Pearl’s work appears in NationalPoetryMonth.ca.


"aphasia" is an asemic piece created in response to a poem of the same name I wrote some years ago. The poem was published in Posit a journal of literature and art. I'm neurologically divergent; I have "episodes" in which language distorts past the place of syntatic meaning, although I retain a sense of "knowledge".