What would it look like to be someone else? who did not wake up red-eyed and fearful? what would it feel like to be held and words said & meant to be turned gently in the measure of another’s gaze would it feel good or unnatural? by now, like an ill-planted tree, I have bentContinue reading The imperfection & the wonder ~ Candice Daquin
I mailed my quota of trust to Hades Gave away dancing shoes to the furies Cut my wrists on your barbed indifference Shook the habit of grief from my molting skull Stepped out scathed and blistering. * When you have nothing to lose When everything you believed Is crushed in incestuous vow Corrosion comes asContinue reading Shook the habit – Candice Louisa Daquin
Out there somewhere all my lovers each with a piece of me I would ask give them back those crusts and half eaten slices for the whole we are prior to devour feels good in the late day sun and he comes to me with his blackened hand blocking out light and muffling my mouthContinue reading For the whole we are – Candice Louisa Daquin
There is a secret at the back of my throat a black tulip that won’t swallow the ash of memories I was you see, a girl of damage and plums you could see the embers beneath my eyes like eighties makeup and Adam Ant I was no prince charming but the girl who played theContinue reading This girl is all I am – Candice Louisa Daquin
We Will Not Be Silenced: The Lived Experience of Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault, Told Powerfully Through Poetry, Prose, Essay and Art is in the best seller #1 position for Poetry Anthologies and the #1 New Release in Women’s Poetry on Amazon! Please, if you have not yet purchased a copy, consider doing so forContinue reading We Will Not Be Silenced – Launch Tomorrow!
We were running so fast, lost our hold on reality it became a normal thing to wake when darkness blotted sky with festive blackout silence roamed halls of disapproval with tender switch then I tasted, the purity of life like a distilled drink, untouched by sweetness this draft did not yield to usual fears ofContinue reading Scarlet Lines – Candice Louisa Daquin
The hard as fuck girls with their leopard eyes and sepia lips set in twisted, pigtail granite painted their hides with waterproofing like the kind you put in the bottom of swimming pools the muscles in their cheeks set so tight they’d break a gobstopper with one bite eating pickles like they were candy noContinue reading The hard as fuck girls – Candice louisa Daquin