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Woman in a Cage
Woman in a Cage
Oil on canvas board
5" x 7"

"Woman in a Cage"
from Eeek Love by Mary Bast,

The cage appears locked,
her posture supplication,
capturing the supple ivory
texture of her back.
We cannot see her face
but wonder why she sits,
doesn't push against the latch.

Bent, bowed, beseeching? No,
she's angry, distant, wonders
how to extricate herself from
boredom's daily shadow, how elude
demands of beauty, rend herself
from rules, annul agreements barely
understood when first coerced.

She wants to break her demons'
hold upon the prison she calls home.