Unbreakable

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

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18 thoughts on “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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