The shadow bride

Hair stands on end
The air crackles
A wail;
“Mia culpa!”
Dressed in veils
Of shadow
The past is today
As it was then
Tatters of fine silk and lace
Once white
Now stained in regret
“Mia culpa!”
Promises trampled on
Wedded to an oath
That bore no fruit
Such innocence
Mixed with newling desire
Stained red
To be
Set adrift
And
Left alone
“Mia culpa!”

1st March

The shadow bride

su2anne

Balmain East, Australia

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Artist's Description

so many young women both past and present have been made promises in exchange for sexual intimacy only to find they are then abandoned… perversely they blame themselves
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