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

~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.

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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 #

    amazing…

    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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