Suck in the tides that crash against the ribs
It will devour the Goddess
Eating her alive
Gnawing at the seat of her empowerment
Burning through the darkness
Allow her freedom
To wander in the womb
Stretch out in comfort of being
Exploring the darkness that is she
Awaken the Goddess
Raw, wild and free
*This is the seventh poem and photography piece in the Dark Mermaid Series. If you want to read about the series as a whole and see the compilation of works you can visit the Dark Mermaid Series page where I discuss the inspiration, process and symbolism of this collection.
The harsh clamoring of your voice began to drown out love. Overwhelming my senses, leading me into the darkness, my mind followed the discordant cocktail of sounds formulating your voice into the depth of the dark wood that is your being.
Hoping I would get lost, you drew me in like quicksand until it filled up to my chest, a heaviness leaving my heart still within my ribs and my body breathless as the sand rose up to my mouth, filling my lungs and leaving me speechless. The sand continued to rise up my body as if climbing my flesh as a ladder to the heavens. Rising as the tide, filling my ears, leaving me deaf, up it crept, up to my eyes leaving me blind in darkness.
I could no longer hear your voice as you swallowed me whole. All that remained were the memories of this voice, your voice, filling my mind moment after moment as I lay in loneliness. Submerged in your darkness with only the memory of your voice, the voice that gave birth to my death, I yearned for silence but instead was greeted in each moment by the echo of you, rippling throughout time.