joão silva

“One day, I will own a Porsche.”

That’s one of the first memories I have from my childhood. Of course, being so young with such an ambition, my family didn’t worry too much about such a thing; to them it was an impossibly lofty notion.


e̶l̶ ̶j̶e̶f̶e̶

I'm designing a lounge inspired by the most early Porsche cars for myself.

There are so many elements to these cars.. but I'm resisting taking them literally. I'm trying to create a lounge Professor Porsche would approve of. It's to be 1930s simple but Porsche too. It's a real challenge. I need critical opinions.


e̶l̶ ̶j̶e̶f̶e̶

the stars knew
they knew exactly where to be to
flatter her.
there was enough light in the pitch black
to see the curves flowing around her
hips and shoulders.
everything else was out of focus.




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e̶l̶ ̶j̶e̶f̶e̶

"alright...let me speak with your manager; this is ridiculous."

I'm a confident motherfucker, but I can see how this was going to problem for me...I was visually outclassed. I shrank a bit.

"Yes, I'm the manager, is there a problem?"

no good morning, no handshake, no offer to come sit in her office to discuss the matter; only a puff of stale coffee breath arrived with her terse question. I could tell by the slight quiver in her voice and hands folded low across her front this broad was uptight. I knew her tragedy, she hadn't been gone down on in a long while; maybe never.


e̶l̶ ̶j̶e̶f̶e̶

"look at this goddamned PLACE — Jesus Christ."

the weeds engulfed it. a boarded up window, a few stickers on the front door glass, imminent doom waited behind the gate. squatters, thieves, junkies, crack heads, and those looking to make a dime on someone's misfortune were putting their noses in the air catching the scent of rotting dreams. 

is this what I wanted?

one more thing to occupy a mind busy with leaving it all behind, one more thing to care about, one more thing to curse for robbing my freedom?  

I nosed the '68 up the drive and shut it off straining to hear the silence as it rolled to a stop. the attraction was magnetic.