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L'Exquisite Douleur


By Jazzy Published about a month ago 1 min read
Top Story - April 2024
L'Exquisite Douleur
Photo by Aarón Blanco Tejedor on Unsplash

Eager madness wrestling me into submission

Claiming my allegiance, refusing my independence

Lying sideways on my vessels to cut off my breathing

I can’t help but grasp onto the handle to find that snakes are twirling up my arms

Perhaps I wasn’t made for this planet but instead for one further away

Sentient beings, calling for me, a being as an ocean

Exquisite pain, I evolve past the need to breathe, and I am one with the universe once more

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Head of the Jazzy Writers Association (JWA) in partnership with the Vocal HWA chapter.

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  • Joe O’Connorabout a month ago

    Intense, and feels like a heavy portrayal of mental illness. “snakes are twirling up my arms” reminds me of constraints too. Nice Jazzy 👏

  • ROCK about a month ago

    An amazing hunk of prose!

  • Anna about a month ago

    Congrats on Top Story!🥳🥳🥳

  • Andrea Corwin about a month ago

    Congrats on TS and the painting is perfect for this piece!

  • Chloe Gilholyabout a month ago

    Outstanding! Really connected with it.

  • Kelli Sheckler-Amsdenabout a month ago

    Me too!

  • Gina C.about a month ago

    Oh, this has a darkness to it that is spekcled with light, I feel. Love it. Powerfully done ❤️

  • Kenny Pennabout a month ago

    Outstanding, Jazzy. I loved it. After the last line I read it twice more, it feels like a poem about accepting change up to even death. And that song! I’ve never heard it before today but it’s really good

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Back to say congratulations on your Top Story! 🎉💖🎊🎉💖🎊

  • angela hepworthabout a month ago

    Eerie, horrific and insane - it was great!!

  • Cathy holmesabout a month ago

    Beautiful work. Like a touch of insanity.. Congrats on the TS

  • Digital_FootPrintabout a month ago

    The main picture looks an abstract painting of O ba ma.

  • Donna Fox (HKB)about a month ago

    Oooo! This felt deliciously dark as I read it in my head... beautiful work Jazzy! Great work!!

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    Back to say Congrats on Top Story! :)

  • Poppy about a month ago

    So well crafted. Excited to see you in my notifications! Hope you’re doing well💛

  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Gosh that was so poignant and intense! Loved your Acrostic!

  • Tiffany Gordon about a month ago

    Outstanding work!!!!

  • Kendall Defoe about a month ago

    Everything all right?

  • Sid Aaron Hirjiabout a month ago

    nice entry-feeling the madness of the eclipse

  • Paul Stewartabout a month ago

    This was lots of fun...bit mad...but love it for that! Nice to read something new by you, Jazzy!

  • Dana Crandellabout a month ago

    Well, that was a definite trip!

  • Babs Iversonabout a month ago

    Awesome!!! Definitely a fun read!!!❤️❤️💕

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