She breathes soothing the inside ache inhaling simple oxygen molecules.
Her diaphragm rises and falls unencumbered, the shallow weight of bitter residue has been exhaled.
Her body responding in kindness grows agreeable gills lacing her neck to filter the absorption of the ying and yang of living.

“I’m a fish out of water."
Her laughter kicks and splashes with and against the tide.
“What a juicy fish I am with free legs.”
Swimming and walking simultaneously isn’t just for the philosophical.

The oxymoron window in her bedroom will have new curtains.
Life can be a less weathered contradiction.
Light can have viable clarity.
Dark’s language understandable with cautionary pauses.
She sways more visible in the breezes of new times to be had.
The flesh between her thinking heals each new day shedding old chilblains.

“I’ll be a new breed of love in the lucky ocean"

© K S Hardy 2011

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This stunning image is how the inspiring and talented Annamora in my opinion has brought life to Gills for us to see and feel the joy and the hope in transforming to be more pliable in the waves of life.

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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  • lisameryl
    lisamerylover 3 years ago

    FANTASTIC inspiration and collaboration indeed! I love this piece so much! Bravo! =)XO

  • Hi Lisa
    Thank so much for your kind words and praise. xxx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • aartwaven
    aartwavenover 3 years ago

    song of joy beautiful both of you

  • Hi ya
    thanking you kindly for your thoughts…x

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • msdebbie
    msdebbieover 3 years ago

    Life can be a less weathered contradiction.
    Gorgeous sentiment and wonderful collaboration with annamora, now on my watchlist KS xoxo

  • Hi ya
    I am so glad you have found the inspirational work of Anna…..she is a really delightful bubbler as well.
    She is so very very lovely….xxx
    Hope life is bubbling along for you …xx

    – Arcadia Tempest

  • sandra .
    sandra .over 3 years ago

    “She sways more visible in the breezes of new times to be had.
    A beautifully paired collaboration with Anna, Karen.
    Well done Doll.
    Sandra x

  • Cosimo Piro
    Cosimo Piroover 3 years ago

    this took my breath away….or should I say with calm breath I take your oxygenated words in….KarenSue….magnificient! Love it, along with the superb image! xoxo

  • Anthea  Slade
    Anthea Sladeover 3 years ago

    Absolutely and utter stunning write dear friend KarenSue. This is pure and true beauty to my heart and pleasure to my eyes. And what a fine and beautiful collaboration. You are both great talents.

  • Kristin Reynolds
    Kristin Reynoldsover 3 years ago

    I am most certainly a unique breed of love. sustaining it both the easiest thing and the hardest. beautiful words, KS; this poem is just what I needed this am.

  • YouBet
    YouBetover 3 years ago

    Way beyond wonderful. Lucky ocean indeed. Lucky us.

  • lolowe
    loloweover 3 years ago

    Every time I look at the image and read your words…I’m left speechless…all I could say is wow. But that’s honestly not good enough so I’m going to come back and write a proper response!!

    But for now….WOW

  • TheWanderingBoo
    TheWanderingBooover 3 years ago

    a beautiful collaboration

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