Broken Chains

Inspired by Lucas Cranach's The Judgement of Paris, our poet liberates the word's syllables.

She exhibits herself
to us with a goddess's instinctive
                            certitude. She holds her
                      wrists back, servile and opaque, as
                      if submitting herself to man-
acles. Her eyes engage
Easy to read "servitude" for "certitude". All under the sign of "as if".

The wicked enjambement is courtesy Scott Hightower Natural Trouble.

And so for day 1140