You are Wild because You are Me

I was lucky enough to borrow this beautifully appointed costume from the genius that is Wolf, Crown, & Alchemy.  Trixi, the designer, makes one of a kind headpieces and costumes for local and international customers.  Her pieces have graced the heads of brides, burlesque dancers and Burning Man attendees.  

When I got my hands on this ethereal piece, I knew that I couldn't shoot just anywhere.  Luckily I crossed paths with photographer Louise Jardine, and she knew just the place.

by:  Kimberly F. Moore
Heed Me
Hear Me
Run to Me
Burst out of your casing
shrug off normalmundane and
Come with Me
Hunt with Me
Run with Me

‘til the breath screams from our lungs
and our muscles are nothing but adrenaline
Come with Me
and when you cannot take one more step
I will pull you
from the bindings of your humanity
Give me your tangles, your underbrush,
the brambles that prick you
We will clear it, burn it, release it
and together feast on the berries, my berries
until the juice stains our lips and our bodies
like warpaint
Marking us as other … other than

But we know
we know with the leaves in our hair
with the lunatic singing us home
we know that
the wild is in us
and the torches light fires in our souls
winding wilding as we run through the forest
through my forest
and down the hills, my hills
crashing through the green of me
to kneel by my mirrored shores

Come with Me
Hunt with Me
Run with Me
Give me your fears
your sense of being prey with
the copper reflections of silent terror in your mouth
Give it to me

Be the Huntress
and we will send your demons fleeing for their existence
as you sound the horn
and release the wild in you
until triumphant
you have no-thing but the wild in you
O’ Woman
who yearns and burns to be free
lay with me
stay with me

where the towering oaks break up the moonlight
into soft caresses
that whisper wilding dreams
moonbeams sinking into
the skin the blood the bones of you
You are Wild because You are Me
Costume and Headpiece: Wolf, Crown & Alchemy
Hair and Makeup: La Bohem Hair
Photographer: Louise Jardine

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