A Poem Written for Dentro de min (Inside Me) by Helena Almeida

Helen Almeida captures the essence of expression. Not controlling that which comes out, rather, allowing it to flow. Don’t let anyone tell you differently. To uncover those deeply hidden gems, one must be willing to go down the path of black. Sometimes difficult, sometimes even grotesque. Noon promised us it would be an easy process, only that our prospects would open.

When Our Insides Close Down, Darkness Prevails. When We Open the Door Hope Can Set Sail. On a Straight Line to Life Light is Let In. Letting the Spectacle of Salvation All But Begin…

When pen is called to paper and I am called to cast my will upon such words that will compliment distinguished works. That is a moment to revel as camaraderie both connects us as persons and purveyors of such dynamic art…

Welcome to the World of the Raw

what’s inside is out

what’s outside is in

leaving tortures of tourism

to all but weigh in

I’ll close down my doors

to these tourists of will

I’ll shut down access

and drink til’ I fill

my body with beauty

the kind I can’t name

living within me

I shutter in shame

don’t leave me behind

but, will me away

don’t turn me aside

just never say…

that you’ll stay

poetic prose – tanyajo