Rachael Marie Demeo

Stained With Dirt
mixed media: silver gelatin print, spray paint, mat and ribbon
16 x 20 in.

I once flowed freely
thighs open to the Heavens,
stars spilt across the darkness
breasts held down – entangled by vines
soles cracked and stained with dirt


Bound in red tape.
A bandanna. A gag. A mask.
No longer wanted by the Mother.
Reaching out – no one can come.
Self flaying.
Ashes by a trash can.
unable to resuscitate.

© Rachael Marie Demeo