If you follow me on facebook, you may have seen me announce a blog circle that I am a part of for 2015 called the Twelve by Twelve Project. It is a group of 12 wonderful photographers who are sharing a journey of growth and sharing in 2015. Our first monthly topic is "US." Please join us not only in following each of our blogs, but we would love to have you join in! I can't wait to see the amazing things 2015 brings!
For What Binds Us
There are names for what binds us:
strong forces, weak forces.
Look around, you can see them:
the skin that forms in a half-empty cup,
nails rusting into the places they join,
joints dovetailed on their own weight.
The way things stay so solidly
wherever they've been set down—
and gravity, scientists say, is weak.
And see how the flesh grows back
across a wound, with a great vehemence,
than the simple, untested surface before.
There's a name for it on horses,
when it comes back darker and raised: proud flesh,
as all flesh,
is proud of its wounds, wears them
as honors given out after battle,
small triumphs pinned to the chest—
And when two people have loved each other
see how it is like a
scar between their bodies,
stronger, darker, and proud;
how the black cord makes of them a single fabric
that nothing can tear or mend.
Please continue the story of "us" in our blog circle by checking out Ashley Yvonne Photography at Tampa Newborn Photography