Attempting the Embrace n° 22

sheets of glass & photographs   2015

My mouth, main entrance of my body,

my open-to-the-world cave full of precious stones

shining with sunlight.

I will never get to know all the colors of my hidden world,

this ocean I cannot dive into and discover the richness of its underwater flora.

And suddenly the cycle repeats itself:

everything which was outside becomes a part of me

but just for a moment.

What is taken from the outer place to your inner kingdom

has to be given back.

The inland of mine I can touch and see is this wide opened mouth

yearning for the outside world.

claire paugam

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