Trapped by Arcadia Tempest

*She was swallowed up and trapped in her lion hair and no amount of coaxing would get her to leave her harem of waves.

She clawed at love and it mounted her with deadly precision leaving bloodless teeth marks from an unrequited union.

Her regulating temperature from now would be cold stares with a little bitter twist of “fuck off leave me alone" dialogue for those that dared to sweep back her tendrils.

Leave her to be in the numbness of her foolishness and seclusion for you have no scissors that would give her any pleasure.

She has her own iron shears to cut away the words that branded her once lioness heart with LOVE.

Inside her emulsion of castellan curls her crying is muffled and shuffled to the end of the caring line.

Trapped is not such a bad happening when your body grows over your groaning wounds of love.*

© K S Hardy 2009

Feelings and words fall on to the page
Sometimes they bite back
Sometimes they tug on our sleeve
Sometimes they have a cheeky grin
They stay once a page has found them
Words are faithful to us even in the dark

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  • linaji
    linajiover 5 years ago

    God.. did I tell you how much I LOVE LOVE THIS IMAGE!! FAV X 100000000000

  • Thanks

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Ushna Sardar
    Ushna Sardarover 5 years ago

    stunning image Sue!

  • Thank you x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Trenchtownrock
    Trenchtownrockover 5 years ago

    awesome work and the lips piercing through makes this wonderful.

  • Hi
    I was really surprised by this…it was an experiment.. thanks for your comment on your view of how this worked…:))

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Christie  Moses
    Christie Mosesover 5 years ago

    Oh wow!! this is just awesome!!!!!!

  • Hi Christie…many thanks for your appreciation. I was really surprised this worked out..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • H Maria Perry
    H Maria Perryover 5 years ago

    A very powerful image and prose to match. :-)

  • Thanks Helen..appreciate you stopping to see and read..xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • rubyjo
    rubyjoover 5 years ago

    omg! i love that tempest of hair and the implied expression of the face. and your words- hauntingly intense.
    awesome blending of write and image.

  • Hi ya gorgeous…thanks so much for your kind words re me and my

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • bill bell
    bill bellover 5 years ago

    When you put images with your already awesome prose it packs a punch :) Well done KS

  • Thank Bill….it was an experimental piece for me so phew me thinks..:))

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • Dimpled  Legacy
    Dimpled Legacyover 5 years ago

    combination of the words and the picture = perfecto.. i love it ;D

  • Hey Hi…many thanks for your words of appreciation. :)

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindover 5 years ago

    Yes, so powerful with the image. Awesome. xoxoxo

  • Shar..thanks so

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 5 years ago

    I love your lioness heart so! Must agree that rapped is not such a bad happening when your body grows over your groaning wounds of love xoxo

  • Hi Debbie…the music still plays even for those wrapped up in hair curls…xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

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