and then when you leave...

Tania Palermo

Manchester, United States

Artist's Description

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August 31, 2012

and then when you leave
the pieces fall to the ground
shattered
brittle and dry from time without air and light

(i feel exposed)

the ache overwhelms
i want you in my life
but a you whom you can never be

(the want rips me)

wounds of longing
i try to bury

places so deep
drown in tidal waves
of grief
willing you over and over
to be who I needed
so that I can feel safe in the world

(just once)

pain locked away suffocates the light which yearns to touch the life clenching dark curling around my
unforgiving heart

(it begs me with sweet painful tears)

open just a crack
just one glimpse of hope
love unconditional
will demolish the hold

(of whom you’ll never be)

i know that you tried
i felt you too
trying to scratch your way past walls
built to protect me from your love

(a love that’s always hurt)

turn away from me now
leave room for the Love that created us all to have its way with my heart

that is the only way i will ever turn back to you

(never on my own)

in the safe hands of one bigger than me

(and you)

update: several people have written to ask me if this is a song or a poem and by who – the words are mine, written at the time i created the image to express how i was feeling

Nikon d90
Nikkor VR 18-105mm
f/5.6
1/800 sec
105mm
ISO Lo
03.17.11
Scarborough Beach, Maine
free texture from skeletalmess on flickr

love this as a postcard

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