6/21/11

Midnight Butterfly

bound freedom

She used to float free as a butterfly
now she's earthbound
wing beats crashing
chaos without flight
hunger spoiling softness

Imagining nothing
as he takes aim
pain strikes quick as a serpent
penetrates and ripples outward
his dark body ribboning
over skin pale as moonlight

Secrets snake toward escape
she surrenders, wings unfolding
like petals opening to taste evening mist
a metamorphosis born on a prick
a love potion injected to enslave her

And he has wrought the chains that will bind him

~Nara

This post was written in response to the Carry On Tuesday Prompt. Go here to see what other contributed or to join the fun.

14 comments:

  1. Wow! Enough sensual symbolism to set the world on fire. You handle the subject with a light touch, yet do the prompt proud. I really like this. The last line twist makes it so much better.

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  2. A sensual, seductive piece... I especially like the second stanza.

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  3. Beautiful and I love the term butterfly brain that you left in a blog comment for me, awesome!

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  4. amazing...

    thanks for visiting my place.

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  5. Sexy and sensual from what is, by association, a brutal prompt. Very nicely done.

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  6. Thanks for the feedback, Mike. It helps knowing what I did right.

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  7. Thanks for the feedback, Laurie. I worried I went to far with that stanza. Glad to know it worked.

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  8. Hey Jingle, it's great to be reading your work again.

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  9. It's nice to meet someone who appreciates what it is to have a butterfly brain. :)

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  10. Thanks, Madeleine. Glad you enjoyed. :)

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  11. Thanks, Becca. I love the darkk.

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  12. I hadn't thought of that, but yes, given it came from a boxer it was a brutal prompt.

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.