Erika Lane Enggren
A web of story
Weaves through revolving doors –
Through ancient portals we are taken to and from the center of self.
Expand, retreat. Expand, retreat.
A pulling of staggered footsteps, leading in blind direction the undiscovered truth.
Movement on planes made of solidified wood, circles of petrified time.
We stand on the edge of a flame lit duality, fragile branches break in thunder wind.
Pull, release, pull, release.
Finding the Moon and Sun all at once, Parts swallowed by a whole.
Awakening the inner unkempt wild, molded out of clay.
To devour the shadow that splits in half, we consume the crumbling foundation; un-
To nourish the seed planted by trembling hands, we sustain the footing, unwavering
Erika Lane Enggren started writing at the age of ten when she wrote her first poem titled “Love” after her parents split up. At first, she wrote only in the shadows, only to herself and only as a way to let out all of the thoughts in her head. Over the years, she learned to share her words and her heart with other people and other artists. She has been published a number of times and is currently working on publishing her own book. She often does poetry on demand for people when she sits at her 1930’s typewriter and writes custom poems for her audience. Writing is a passion of hers along with acting, filmmaking, traveling and all things to do with discovering human nature. She currently resides in Los Angeles, CA.
“If there is art, creativity and love in something, I will be drawn to it. I’ve been writing since I can remember, and it’s always kept me sane. I was first published at the age of 12, and writing poetry has always been a deep passion of mine. I graduated film school in 2013, and my short films have almost always incorporated some type of poetry. I love the flow of creation, I love how it keeps my soul going. It is one of the few things I know that I always want to hold onto in this life.”