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What the They Saw When They Opened Up My Brain

My pain has overwhelmed me
But They tell me I will make it through.
There is hope in death
as I dream of returning new.

I scream at the top of my lungs
“I've had enough”.
I don't want to fight anymore
Can’t I just give up?

My brain is yours
from now till the end.
I promise I'll be safe.
Can't we just pretend.

I am inspired by other artists who create images of emotion such as Carrie Mae Weems, Bruce Charlesworth and Laurence Philomene. In their work, I appreciate their ability to use photography to portray a deeper meaning.  I often find myself creating photographs to help prove to myself that my pain is valid.