Skinny kid with furrowed brow, worried that he’d disappoint friends and parents, church and school. Loved by all if liked by few.
Yet ‘unliked’, too strong a word. More, was feared. Gift for pull.
Scrawny youth one could dismiss, until he doffed his shirt.. when all of thew and bone conspired, angled lank into a brawn, the pieces honed and stacked and smoothed, forged as if by sculptor’s cleave, polished wet with umber glaze.
From that Summer, sixteen years, no one felt at ease too close. Drew unyielding, woman, man. Heat as burning, bare his skin.
Beast evinced, if lamb inside.
Reverse be rightly, stubborn same, for heart and touch of him or her. If truth revered, be more for man. But…
Closing eyes allowed for all.
Closing eyes allowed for lies.
Closing eyes allowed for life that fit the world he only knew. Deny what should be only true.
Johnny Francis Wolf is an Autist - an autistic Artist. Designer, Model, Actor, Writer, and Hustler – Yes. That. Worth a mention – his Acting obelisk – starring in the ill–famed and fated, 2006 indie film, TWO FRONT TEETH. The fact that it is free to watch on YouTube might say an awful lot about its standing with the Academy. Homeless for the better part of these past 8 years, he surfs friends’ couches, shares the offered bed, relies on the kindness of strangers – paying when can, doing what will, performing odd jobs. (Of late.. Ranch Hand his favorite.) From New York to LA, Taos and Santa Fe, Mojave Desert, Coast of North Carolina, points South and South East – considers himself blessed. Johnny’s love of animals, boundless. Current position working on a hacienda in Florida as laborer and horse whisperer has recently come to its seasonal conclusion. Greyhound and the Jersey Shore are drawing him North. Some of all this Bio is true – most of Wolf’s tales as well. Those illusory are hung on stories told him by dear friends or his own brush with similar, if not exactly the same.