Welcome

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I welcome the gloom
With arms outstretched

“Embrace me” I whisper

As I have made love to you
For many turnings
of the mother’s womb

Allowing you to nestle your power
Inside of me
Shielding you from the flame
Of a burning sun
Allowing you to devour me
From the inside out
With your biting grip
Feeding from that which
My soul secretes.

Dancing with you
And surviving to see
The beauty
Has been my greatest honor

While I may not
Share vows with you,
You will walk down the aisle of eternity
Holding my hand
Giving me away
To new found
purpose and strength
That only you could provide.

– love affair with darkness

 

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*This is the ninth and final 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. 

Illusion

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In rough waters
Vision becomes distorted
Self worth mirrors
Contorted reality and
Lightning within is perverted

Drown movement,
Find stillness
in the ocean of mind and
truth will shine her light upon you.

You will begin to see
with your heart,
Realizing the eyes
Are the testicles of devil
That give birth to illusion.

Close them.
Escape the light
Dive deep into shadow
Survive the twilight

-this is where you grow

 

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*This is the eighth 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. 

Gnawing

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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
Blinding you

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

 

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*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. 

Birth

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Giving birth to light
Within darkness
I bloom

Spreading my legs
My light
Devouring the clawed beast
That hides in the shadows
New life is born
Inside of me
Penetrating the world
Through voice

The voice of Freedom
Labor’s through me
Flying it’s way out of my womb
Slaying the blackened void of ash

 

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*This is the sixth 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. 

Prayer

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I suspend my breath
In darkness
For I feel caged

By the weight it holds
Hovering over me
Caressing each contour of flesh
Seducing me
Into submission

In prayer I sit
Levitating into the night sky
Spreading my wings
As I allow my light
To take up space
Within the heavy gloom
That surrounds my temple

I am worthy

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*This is the fifth 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. 

Void

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In the void
I hang
From the fangs
Of darkness
That grip the meat of flesh
Holding me up
For the world to see
To radiate a flicker of light
Levitating within the night

I shine
As the candle doth
Burning bright
Until my flame is swallowed

Fear not
For that single breath of fire
Shared it’s light.
Together we lit up the night

Without me,
The glow burns bright
For the sunshine spread
As a virus
Throughout the blackened mask
Which the world wears

In death
I gained sight

 

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*This is the fourth 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. 

Claws

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Finding stillness
Within movement
As I claw through the darkness

Hands of light
Reach through the void
That ego convinces soul
Exists

 

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*This is the third 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.