"Surfacing" © 2016 Jeanne Decklar Fine Art
20" x 24" oil on canvas

Floating toward the surface
I exhale every cursed dream
Letting go each memory to an orb in the water
like a prayer in the night,
reaching for the light to meet God
I separate you from my blood
Leaving my lungs empty at last
When my skin meets the warmth of the sun again
You will finally be gone
And I will fill my lungs with hope
and cry, "freedom"
No more drowning in your darkness
I lift up my soul to the light
And let it shine upon me
Whole, unbroken.

Freelance, Full-time
Jeanne Decklar
Graphic Designer, Painter and Illustrator Portland, OR