Cardinal Sin

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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
 
was
 
free.
©2018 Linda Lee Lyberg

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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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