Woman with Long – Hair, Man Ray, 1929
I am the woman with the long hair
grown through years of want
I am the woman with the stillborn dreams
feeling them dry up within me
throughout my gestation
I am the woman with the red shoes
dancing for my life
as the crowd looks on
I am the woman with the arching back
bent to your will
I am the woman with the bloody hands
reaching for a cigarette
sick of all the bullshit sacrifice
This is for the November Photographic Challenge at the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads.
“Home is behind, the world ahead,
and there are many paths to tread…”
Photo by Mary Bach
We step into darkness
and not knowing
that we know nothing
feeling along cave walls
we come to
at our cheek
What oceans, fields, forests
does it carry?
has it traveled through
to touch us?
This is for Joy’s resurrection of Friday 55 at her remarkable blog, Verse Escape.