image by Roksolana Zasiadko
Wildness, thick and dark.
Jewel tones are captivating my pen.
Deep, rich, saturated succulence.
Vibrant, thick power.
It’s like I cannot get enough,
like my hands want to get into the colors,
and knead them like bread,
like a panther, midnight black,
big thick paws, claws extended,
making bread on mother earth.
There is no word for what I am feeling.
There’s only feeling and a low deep rumble,
like a growl with purr wrapped around the edges.
Definitely friendly, yet fierce nonetheless.
Thick, rich hindquarters moving in elegant cadence,
all body, no thinking.
Brown eyes, wide,
slow like doe eyes,
yet piercing the night air with desire.
Desire and God.
Desire and freedom.
Jewel tones captivating my pen,
so thick I can’t get enough.
I wrote this during one session of Writing Raw during the fifth week where we cross the threshold of taboo to write about things that we have forbidden ourselves to write.
A taboo for me is the complete freedom to express all parts of myself, including this instinctive, powerful, sensuousÂ desire that prowls just under my skin.
When we cross the threshold of taboo, we do not need to understand why it was made taboo. We simply get to explore what is considered off limits by writing about it, then reading without judgment, critic, or praise.
What is taboo for you to put into words, then read aloud?
The next session of Writing Raw begins May 24th, Tuesday at 9:00 am PDT. There is always a second session each week on Thursday at 5:00 pm PDT.
I would love to have you join us!