The riot
Began on a quiet night
She slipped out of her skin
Swam in silver
Becoming a thing without need of heat or pulse
And blooming beneath the waves
Briefly recalled
The lost heartbeat and its mercurial wont
To fall in love, to feel and dance
Sweating and electric
Swaying like sea creature become used to land
The breathless longing and great pain
For if, you cast off your humanity
You may lose more than the disturbance of life
The very knocking against your chest
A thunder, a pain, a joy
That supplicate and clenched urge
Sometimes silently played out on the watchful flicker
Of hands casting over and over
Some semblance of longing, unbreakable

18 Replies to “Unbreakable”

  1. The photo is stunning. The following words are too:
    “To fall in love, to feel and dance
    Sweating and electric
    Swaying like sea creature become used to land
    The breathless longing and great pain
    For if, you cast off your humanity
    You may lose more than the disturbance of life
    The very knocking against your chest
    A thunder, a pain, a joy
    That supplicate and clenched urge
    Sometimes silently played out on the watchful flicker
    Of hands casting over and over
    Some semblance of longing, unbreakable”
    I think you used every word wisely, in its poignancy, the poem is also light, not too heavy. Beautifully done.

  2. Humanity cast off, what remains, beast or automaton? An imitation of life. A price too great.
    Reaction to painting words goes deep.
    The painted image fits so well too.

  3. This piece was beyond great Candice. This lines “Swam in silver
    Becoming a thing without need of heat or pulse” spoke to me beyond believe because I had a dream about this last night. Hope you are feeling ok Candice. Stay awesome.

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