Shaping Water

Shaping Water by Born on a Dark Moon

I was a singer that could not sing
a writer that could not write
frozen in ice
living in sub zero conditions
with no knowledge of fire making
here words were arrows of jagged water
and I was full of them
even when I came to temperate shores
I could not thaw
yet there was a fire that burned deep inside
that flamed so fervently
I could not hide from its warmth
I melted
salty liquid streaming
shaping a voice that was my own

Bittersweet by Born on a Dark Moon

fire stoked
cauldron stirred
bubbles rise from untouched water
heart remembers searing heat
steam releases
tears fall
heart embraces her own potion
both bitter and sweet

Feather Soft by Born on a Dark Moon

gently does it
let kindness come
wash your loops and sharp thoughts in sacred water
invite compassion to be your friend
hand over it all
for inside you rests
sensitivity as precious as a babe
one that has waited beyond knowing
to give you their words

<strong>Jai Michelle</strong>
Jai Michelle

Jai Michelle from Born On A Dark Moon is an artist of many colours. Growing out of Scottish soil but now grows roots in The Netherlands she is a recording artist, poet, and playwright. Taking her inspiration from the confluence of the inner world, vulnerability, and spirit where truth is her paint and expression her brush, she invites you to dive deep into the colour and canvas of her work. 


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I talk to you of the distances between us. However not feeling one and still asking you, what’s between us?
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photo of an ocean shoreline to illustrate the poem entitled, Stronger


The land was green and crowned with grains Ocean tides rolled droplets of gold on the shores Birds roamed the heavens whispering melodies That resonated in our hearts;
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