Choke Collar by RC deWinter
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© 2013 RC deWinter ~ All Rights Reserved

collared

i really should be way beyond this now
the flutter in the heart
the crazy mix of anticipation and fear
every time we speak i feel like
i’ve been lifted high, then flung
against barbed wire
every word a sharp bit of steel
biting my flesh
bringing forth bright drops of blood
blood so red and hot it feels like
fire on the soul
i can’t wear your armor
it’s far too heavy
it oppresses me with judgment
still you haunt me
i can’t pretend
i’ve taken off that collar yet

© 2013 RC deWinter

Hear me read this poem.

Self-portrait in digital oils from a merge of
two original photograph shot May 25, 2012.

Tech specs: Photoshop 7, VP5 Gothic Oils



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Comments

  • Shulie1
    Shulie1almost 2 years ago

    Looks like something Frida Kahlo would wear! great work, Gina

  • Thanks so much, Stephanie. Yes, Frida just might.

    – RC deWinter

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