A Poet's Double Life

For poets working outside the literary world.

November PAD Challenge, Day 3

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Erzulie Dreams

 

Her heart sits below the waist

in an open drawer, boxed in

by nothing but air. Her useless

arms have fallen off–there’s no

curve in her hips, only bone.

With shut eyes and mouth, she dreams.

A coiled necklace quiets the screams.

~Pamela L. Taylor © 2013

~Inspired by a mixed media sculpture by Renée Stout in the Virginia Museum of Fine Art

"Erzulie Dreams"

Author: poetsdoublelife

Poet and data guru living in Massachusetts.

4 thoughts on “November PAD Challenge, Day 3

  1. Thank you for the daily inspiration this month, I need it!! Much love and hugs~
    P.S. You have a postcard coming your way 🙂

  2. The sense of the physical and psychological fragmenting here is powerful!

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