Writer, Teacher & Producer

The World Poetized Blog

A blog by writer, teacher and producer, Carey Rose O'Connell, highlighting collections of poetry, image, and philosophy supporting self-awareness and human evolution. 

Inked: The Poet's Cut


along the tattooed lines
drawn by the expectation
of black ink eyes

ebonized tip needles
covering the moment
in a thick begrime

shaded object of desire
coated in the drippings of mind
lost in the shadowed holler

inked melanoid of time

The Poet's Cut

This piece was originally written in January 2012 inspired by the permanence we apply to our expectations and attachments to our desires. The image was taken later in 2016 and paired with the message of the shadows that hold our culture captive.