Photo Challenge #32 “Contained”

Contained DiphyllaDeviantArt 32

Diphylla @Deviant Art

I am paraffin, you are glass

A holocaust to my freedom

A portrait within and without

You cater only to presentation

I do not interest you

Only the pristine

The possibility

The irrevocable

 

A diamond would suit you

Better than a woman.

My heart might well

Furnish coal given time.

The pressure of perfection

Murders creativity

Your obelisk penetrates

My symphysis, my throat,

My aorta nothing less

Than dominion will satisfy

Your ego, your fascist wand,

Your grisly hands

 

I do not exist without

Possessive pronouns

My dog-eared flesh

Is still resilient

But in a few years

The war will spill

From my soul

Into my face

Into my breasts

Into my empty ovaries

Homicide or desertion

I know not which

But I welcome the change

 

For Photo Challenge #32

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11 responses to “Photo Challenge #32 “Contained”

  1. Your obelisk penetrates
    My symphysis,

    that whole section is full of ovret sexual allusions….and even as you draw to the powerful close…this one was sad….it made me think of the domination of a younger person and then the change as they grow older…

      • True … I have to agree, it’s about the only way we can show we appreciate the read … Wish we had the choices that blogger has (when people use them) … much more complete.

  2. “My heart might well / Furnish coal given time. / The pressure of perfection / Murders creativity”

    As usual, a very moving piece – I’ve been sitting with it for awhile now – and it is evocative – affecting. The spirals of change and growth, of seeing with new eyes, new faces, yet being contained, because of choices made, in different moments in time.

    Strong and moving Yves 🙂

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