Painting by Lauri Blank

She feels it:
waters bend,
blackberries and cherries trickle out of
the corner of her mouth.
Thanatos meets Eros
and everything is beyond the pleasure principle.

She feels it.
She fills it
as she affirms her will to live
destroying, destroying what is indestructible,
swimming in shipless oceans
suspended between life and death.

What is the ephemeral nature of flesh but contradiction and redemption?
What else does she want?

The awareness of her own body extends beyond
the body's boundaries. Another dimension engulfs her:
she feels it again and again,
discovering her self, existing in an unknown singleness.

She is complete.

Karla Bardanza

Copyright©Karla Bardanza 2011

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