Cardinal Sin

Image by Flora Borsi
He took her pure heart and untainted soul
he broke her spirit and dignity, left her (un)whole

he tore the skin from her bones, leaving no hope
but when all words hurled, no more damage done
while his demon scarred eyes looked on
her beautiful red wings unfurled
and she, with little left, flew.
He had not won
for she
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg


9 Comments on “Cardinal Sin

  1. This is an interesting interpretation of the image, which in itself is startling. And despite the aggression in the poem, I like how you chose to interpret it by turning it to the metaphor of transformation – how whether bird, butterfly, perhaps even dragon?, she flew and was free – even if there was little left. Sometimes the worst of the worst situations are the catalysts for the biggest changes.

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