Empowerment Project. Self expression
The serpent came up and whispered softly in my ear,
"Have you heard? They're out to control you, my dear."
No fruit sweet enough to make me give in,
So right then and there I created my own sin.
And they looked down and shuttered at the thought.
"This freedom, these animals! What will we do with this lot?"
Burn us, cage us, hell, even fucking hope rape us.
Bruises, cuts, thorns, lashes.
We don't need your hope when we have our passions.
They threw me off the boat, told me it was time to swim.
Oh, but what you don't know, is I know how to control the wind.
I can block out the storm or create my own.
Flood this land, but my heart is my home.
I feel my heart race under my breast, under it's cage.
I feel my teeth grind over where my tongue has been laid.
Kick my bare feet, grip with my hands
That urge to become your human I'll never understand.
I am a warrior, I am a wild animal.
I was born naked, I was born to fight battles.
Paint my body black with the soot of your damned.
I see you meant now they were the ones who could stand
on their own two feet,
up for what they believe.
The damned were those who were not shaped ever so easily.
But me, I wear this snake as a necklace.
Me, I'm not afraid to eat your sinful fruit for breakfast.
I apply my war paint with just one finger.
I ask you watch it carefully, as it's a signal
I don't fear your opinion of me.
Now call in your troops, I think you're going to need a bigger army.
I use Photography as a way to express myself and work through inner struggles. It's a way for me to process and let go of situations and emotions. I also hope they inspire others to let go and tell their own story in a powerful and artistic way.
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