Taking Back Her Life

Courtesy: Pixabay
Incorporated serpent
holding her tight,
whispering desire,
profiting,
exploiting,
monetizing her life,
her mind.

She was a falcon
flying free,
caught in a serpent's coils,
wrung as was wrung
the land,
the river she followed
running dry.

She screeched,
bit the serpent's head,
found the inner strength
to fly again,
to soar above manipulation,
taking back her life,
her freedom.

©July 2021
Christina Anne Hawthorne

About Christina Anne Hawthorne

Alive and well in the Rocky Mountains. I'm a fantasy writer who also dabbles in poetry, short stories, and map making. My Ontyre tales are an alternative fantasy experience, the stories rich in mystery, adventure, and romance. Alternative fantasy? Not quite steampunk. Not quite gothic. In truth, the real magic is in those who discover what's within.
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2 Responses to Taking Back Her Life

  1. rosettayorke says:

    Beautiful, motivating & uplifting – I love this, Christina. 💖

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