Saying Goodbye to My Merchandised Self

Roxanne Darling
Oct 13, 2019 · 1 min read
photo of nude woman standing on a large rock watching a container ship pass by, created by roxanne darling
photo of nude woman standing on a large rock watching a container ship pass by, created by roxanne darling

I never imagined
I could feel so full
of my own soul
as to dwarf
a container ship
packed dense
with goods and bads,
ferrying stuff I no longer want,
and largely, never needed.

There were times
I thought this impedimenta
could salvage me from the trash talk
I buried myself in.

Bye bye, layers of masks
and shiny distractions.
Bye bye, all the roles I once wore
to impress others or
sell ideas.

I’m staying naked
to welcome
the wind whispering
to me.

And I like the
feeling of freedom
on my skin
in the morning.


Fine art photograph by Roxanne Darling. Part of my series, I AM: For the love of Nature.

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Thank you for reading. ~ Rox 💙

I AM: For the Love of Nature

Poetry and Fine Art Photography by Roxanne Darling

Roxanne Darling

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Writer, artist, host beachwalks.tv, speaker, student of consciousness, geek, interested in the edges.

I AM: For the Love of Nature

Poetry and Fine Art Photography by Roxanne Darling

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