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