Broken Chains

Inspired by Lucas Cranach’s The Judgement of Paris, our poet liberates the word’s syllables.

She exhibits herself
to us with a goddess’s instinctive
                              certitude. She holds her
                         wrists back, servile and opaque, as
                         if submitting herself to man-
acles. Her eyes engage

Easy to read “servitude” for “certitude”. All under the sign of “as if”.

The wicked enjambement is courtesy Scott Hightower Natural Trouble.

And so for day 1140

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