Karma’s a bitch: love comes whether you see it or not

Feed me to the lions—
God knows I
would do the same
for you.

If not you,
than who, my love?
Who better than to gift me
a death?—
the miracle
of beginning again.

Who better
to sew up my dues
with black ribbons
fool wrapped
in honey?
By Kali’s
three-way black eye,
weaving
her head-turning poisons
back
like hurricanes
into the mouths
of prisoners.

Who better to chance me
a more beautiful shape
of being,
than eternity with her gown
to the floor—
her body
made of heavens and sweet
succulent blooms
spun from a lyre’s
hazy
immaculate web—

and just that much
closer to God.

I thank you,
my horrible, beautiful,
lost and found love
for learning each chord
of my lute,

then breaking it’s notes

down
to feed.

© Kristin Reynolds 2 7 2011

Karma’s a bitch: love comes whether you see it or not

sesheshet

Joined July 2010

  • Artist
    Notes
  • Artwork Comments 45

Artist's Description

In the midst of all the lovey dovey poetry coming out for V-Day, I felt the need to post the otherside of love: the not so pleasant, but equally necessary and beautiful act of love which is playing the part of destroyer to the ones we love the most, re: helping us pay back our karmic debts; for who better suited to slay a heart, and give it a chance to grow stronger and even more divine, than the ones we love who are closest to us?
this is the greatest gift, even if at the time, we cannot see it as such.
so this is for all who’ve been broken, and for the ones who broke you.

and thanks to Robin Monroe for contributing this fab image to go along with the poem. It’s as amazingly beautiful as she is. :)

Artwork Comments

  • HamperRefuser
  • sesheshet
  • Robin Monroe
  • sesheshet
  • Blake Steele
  • sesheshet
  • uncleblack
  • sesheshet
  • lianne
  • sesheshet
  • Charmiene Maxwell-Batten
  • sesheshet
  • RVRFNX
  • sesheshet
  • AngielArtworkz
  • sesheshet
  • Rusty Gentry
  • sesheshet
  • Rikki Woods
  • sesheshet
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait
desktop tablet-landscape content-width tablet-portrait workstream-4-across phone-landscape phone-portrait

10% off

for joining the Redbubble mailing list

Receive exclusive deals and awesome artist news and content right to your inbox. Free for your convenience.