Where I'm the waves, you're the rock. 

You stand still and tall and you let me dive

and dive

and dive

until I almost drown.

I FEEL LIKE

MEDUSA

WHEN YOU LOOK AT ME

LIKE THAT.

YOU REVERT

BACK INTO STONE

AND I'M LEFT

AGAIN AT SEA

LIKE A SIREN

LOOKING FORWARD
TO WRECK HAVOC

UPON A SHIP.

I BRIM

AND I BURN  

LIKE THE INSIDE

OF THE EARTH.

I'm not a damsel,

I'm the dragon itself. 

I FIND HOME

IN DARK WATERS

AND I COME OUT 

BREATHING A FIRE

SO FIERCE,

IT TURNS YOUR ARMOR

INTO ASHES.

overflown writing by Lara Carvalho

in Salvador, Bahia, 2016.

illustrated for web by Lara Carvalho,

in Salvador, Bahia, 2020.

CREDITS: [list other credits here]