Finding Juno

Technique:     Free Verse

Focus:     Myth

Secrecy is a guilt

that she hoards to herself like a dragon

or a cat with a mouse

she does not know why she lives such a double life

why she needs to keep her thoughts, her feelings to herself

she presents to the world a smile and loves

indiscriminately –

consorts daily with thoughts of freedom

yet she remains locked

in –

a prisoner of convention

a willing participant in the external

paradigm  –

Secrecy is a guilt

that she hoards …

she reads the words

set out so simply in black and white

and traces the pigment lines of a face

with weary eyes

and wonders

about the pastel girl left behind

 

“I wonder:

Would you like the woman dressed in carmine?

The woman draped in glass

memories?”

 

Juno does not know why she lives such a double life

why she needs to keep her thoughts, her feelings to herself

she presents to the world a smile and loves

indiscriminately…

Juno walks

down tiled halls

heels tapping a primitive beat

she listens to the chat

chat

chatter

of inner harmonies

– she listens –

for the golden rhythm

of light  ning

feels the power

cascading through her pores

rending flesh immaterial

and lending soul

substance

out of the valley of shadows

Juno walks

bearing snaky tendrils

green gifts

for the people

too frightened to lift their eyes

from stone…

from inert dreams –

Juno walks

out of primal memory

upon a world made new

by razored light.

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4 thoughts on “Finding Juno

  1. Jonah says:

    Razored light? What’s that? I like the image “lifting their eyes from stone…”. Very graphic.

  2. Jingle says:

    wild and powerful!
    I feel the pull of your word.

  3. Thanks, I am sort of getting the hang of sharing my poetry. Juno has been teasing at the edge of consciousness for a while now.

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