A flaccid tyrant no longer
Granted reign to oppress.
Forcibly shredding the gag.
An unstoppable flood of soul sound
Gives voice to deep turmoil, while
Cauterizing a fleshy exit.
I do not want them to stop, these words,
But the gift of their release comes in
A package wrapped with pain.
Waves of emotion
Crash into me, suck me under,
Toss me about and
Pull me into depths denied.
Panicked and grasping for solidity,
Exhilarated and desirous of expression,
I ride the waves as best I can
For fear of the drought.
Michelle reunited with her love writing a few years ago as a way to express the difficult internal turmoil she could not otherwise voice. Her work focuses on communicating the emotion in the details of an experience. She holds a BFA from Texas A&M University – Commerce. She is also a photographer and is currently on a twelve-month trip around the world.