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26 May 2017

That Look is Reserved for Me

That Look is Reserved for Me That look is reserved for me… The One in a field of faceless faces, moving in a million broken pieces. My breath sways in a cascade of fits, every time… that look hooks my darkness. That look is reserved for me… I know….nobody but me… I know….what it does to me… That look is reserved for me… The one that strikes a stillness in my pulse, unmoving me in a state of paralytic bliss. […]

23 May 2017

Ceiling to the Sea

Ceiling to the Sea Won’t someone tell him please, can’t someone tell him he’s caught on the ceiling of the bluest seas, but he’ll form together again in water faraway. Just like the warmest, arching ocean wave he’s bathing in reasons to wake another day. Won’t someone please explain, can’t someone tell her she’s turning the forest trees against the rain, and forever she’ll be tethered to that unfailing flame. Curled up in lonely fire made wild by the wind, she is, he is, with no […]

18 May 2017

Caught by the Moon

I wrote a little thing yesterday in a waiting room.  The photos came by night, unable to sleep….around 1am by using only streetlight coming in my bedroom windows. Caught by the Moon You…you…find me like this, and I’m sorry You…you…love me like this, like I’m worthy And for all I know, I can’t comprehend it And you’ll never make me understand it Chasing me down that silent street My streetlight shadows outrun my feet, and I’ll trip again on that unsteady […]

10 May 2017

The Tear

The Tear I got to hold her in my arms again, after so many years No longer of flesh and bone, she’s free to find me In my dreams…for a few too short moments she’s there It’s an unbearable heartache when she disappears I can’t let go, so I hold on and hold together the tear My mind finds a way to give me what I miss, what I need So that deep sorrow upon awaking will soon let up And […]

09 May 2017

Lensbaby Love: Hiking with the Clouds and Tunes

The desert always feels different after a night of rain.  This morning the sky was covered with big, beautiful clouds.  I hike most days, temperature permitting, and this morning I took my Canon along with me because I knew I’d find abundant inspiration in the rare clouds.  I used only my Lensbaby Edge 80, just to do something different.  My music inspiration was bascially a loop of Brandi Carlile’s “Turpentine” and a cover of her song “Late Morning Lullaby” by Shovels and Rope. […]

08 May 2017

She Is

  She Is… She’s arriving… She’s arriving at the door of recycled words. She’s locked out… She’s locked out…side the confines of time. She’s in tune… She’s in tune with her broken wings. She’s climbing… She’s climbing her house of cards. She’s clinging… She’s clinging to clouds that hold her hand, and catch her falls. She’s calling… She’s calling for the koi to swim her into the deep. She’s lying… She’s lying under clotheslines of warm blankets and sweaters. She’s sleeping… […]

07 May 2017

Forest of Fate

The world inside once dormant, ignites, yielding to karma’s everlasting night. Seasons circle in the forest of fate… Everything as intended, without escape. The moon between branches aligns souls in a cocoon of limbs, entwined. Through leaves, rain, flowers and snow; lips, petals, water, and wombs will Let go.     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 […]

24 Apr 2017

Hear Me Now

Hear Me Now Hear me now, I’ll not be silent or still… lonely or left alone. Down a long road, so many years ago… fortune threw me a megaphone. Hear me now, your burden is mine… but I’ll not cry for it on my own. Lights turned low, but I’m louder still… darkness won’t shelter my sound. Up the highest peak, feet swept in sand… fingers pulling the clouds. Lights turned low, the curtains are closed… I’ll not scream but […]

03 Apr 2017

Everything and the Kitchen Sink

Lately, I have been drawn to the light and shadow patterns around my kitchen sink, and well, me being me, I wanted to photograph what I was seeing.  I accumulated enough images over the course of a couple of mornings that I thought it made sense to turn it into a little project.  All of these pictures are taken in my kitchen sink or very close proximity to it.  I used the Hipstamatic app camera for all of these pictures and edited […]

31 Mar 2017

Room 501: Love is a Contiuum

Preface This story is the result of trusting the writing process to unravel and explore some traumatic points in my life, occurring within about a 6 year span as a child.  When I began writing, I had no idea how much would be revealed to me along the way.  The personal struggles I address are shared by many and are very complex.  To write this story in a linear, straightforward way would seem like oversimplification given the swerving and circuitous […]