Midnight Butterfly

21 Jun

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


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 Responses to “Midnight Butterfly”

  1. Mike Patrick June 21, 2011 at 6:43 pm #

    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.

    • naramalone June 23, 2011 at 7:06 pm #

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

  2. Laurie Kolp June 21, 2011 at 7:33 pm #

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

    • naramalone June 23, 2011 at 7:07 pm #

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

  3. upinthecosmos June 21, 2011 at 7:50 pm #

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

    • naramalone June 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

      It’s nice to meet someone who appreciates what it is to have a butterfly brain. 🙂

  4. Jingle June 21, 2011 at 10:35 pm #


    thanks for visiting my place.

    • naramalone June 23, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

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

  5. Becca Givens June 22, 2011 at 12:01 am #

    well written dark pen!!

  6. Tilly Bud June 22, 2011 at 4:43 am #

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

    • Nara Malone June 26, 2011 at 9:09 am #

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

  7. Madeleine Begun Kane June 22, 2011 at 11:37 pm #

    Wow! Very powerful!

    • naramalone June 23, 2011 at 7:10 pm #

      Thanks, Madeleine. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂

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