My project Collateral Damage is a work in progress. It's a personal project that is very close to my heart. I've written a poetry to go alongside my photos, I think it gives the work another dimension and clearer context. I wanted my poem to explore the idea of love as a battleground and my attempt to find a 'knight in shining armour' even though I've been hurt so much in the past. Here it is:
I live in a no man's land,
haunted by my past lovers;
Their whispers, their distant touch
were they my failures?
Temporary solace can be found
with anonymous visits.
But I stalk the scarred landscape
for a glint of you, my saviour.
A love so deep,
it has the ability to destroy me.
My secrets, sacrificed
and forged into bullets.
I will be your collateral damage.