A BIG Thank you to Ermisenda and Eliabeth the co-authors of this blog, I have taken part in the challenges for a while now, recently I have returned to the performance poetry circuit and started going to Stanza meetings where other wonderfully talented poets help me polish and edit my words.
I have used 3 pieces so far to perform or work on and ALL of them were born from the Picture it and Write challenge. So thank you…. we never know where the words will take us.
Staring into the bathroom mirror
he focuses on the ink,
His latest facial body art,
loudly declaring raw feelings.
The past decade of struggle
confined in a minute black tear.
He is the only one who
knows the full story.
He wants to let go of pain, feel his muscles relax.
He practises the feeling of freedom
Submerging his face
in a sink full of cold water.
It only takes a second for
the initial freeze to sooth.
He could cry here.
The tears would escape un-noticed.
Invisible in water.
All except the black ink tear
That will forever
A reminder of what should have been.