She said she’d stay, and soft and steady she ran.
She said she can’t… she said maybe she could again.
She said she’d speak, and just listened anyway.
She said it’s okay, her words have another gateway.
She said it with full bated breath…
and fingertips pressing the back of her neck.
She said it without turning around to connect.
She said it in a silent scream with her face in the floor.
She said it in thoughts that never wash ashore.
She said she’d no longer let these ties trap her.
She said they’d let go when she sidesteps their shelter.
She said she’d no longer be held down by her hand.
She said she’d fly until it felt better…
and she never found land.
About the Artist:
Natalie’s primary goal as an artist is to evoke feeling through her words and photographs. Her artistic journey began long ago but it wasn’t until she entered her 30s that photography and writing became the primary outlets for her artistic expression. She likes to share the way she sees the world with those who are interested in her perspective. She is inspired by light, shadows, contrast, shapes, lines, colors, words, nature, adventure, music, and of course, the people, and animals she loves! She has recently been experimenting with self-portraiture and finding additional outlets for her art. While experimenting in different directions and following her passions as they arise, she is laying the groundwork for the future paths of her artistic journey. Her work has been published by Lensbaby, Beyond the Wanderlust, and she is an artist at Offset.com.