25 February 2011

Release (Collaboration with Juan Carlos Hernandez)

I was invited once again by my friend and photographer Juan Carlos Hernandez to collaborate with him on one of his photos. He selected the photo below and it, along with many others, may be viewed in his 'Life Series' .  I'm honored to be a part of his continuing collaborations with writers around the world.

Photograph courtesy of Juan Carlos Hernandez
You know the feeling
I know you do
it begins deep in the belly
a stirring of the entrails
an igneous eruption of emotion
firing torrid blood to every extremity

You know how it feels
I know you do
that edginess of lacerated nerves
riding the chafed surfaces
of skin and bones
the itch of containment

Admit it, you know the feeling
I know you do
the snap of synapses on overload
a drumbeat of tension
pinpricks tattooing their path
from toe to head

Yes, you know how it feels
I know you do
but is it joy or is it pain?
insurmountable sorrow or
electrifying passion?
it makes no difference
because all you need
all you know or want to know is

release

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