Vise

Vicious circles bloom

inside the jaws 

of a vise, its grip

vies for wounds 

to inflict, flinches

at the mention

of redemption, flashes

its teeth, and in

dulcet tones reassures

that a cyclical motion

is the sole notion

that can provide

a semblance of sense 

for one who fails 

to countenance surrender

to a better, potentially

sympathetic resonance...

◄ Golden Age

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Comments

Holden Moncrieff

Sun 28th Nov 2021 22:31

Thank you so much for the insightful interpretation, Keith, you've actually found further strands of meaning than I intended! ?

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keith jeffries

Sun 28th Nov 2021 09:06

Holden,
I read into this the dilemma which besets us all in life. A trap in which we are caught and assured of its efficacy yet in reality seeks to destroy us and suggests that any alternative is futile. The vices are the sins that bring about personal destruction as we surrender to temptation over and again. The only exit or redemption is to surrender to a virtuous life. Please correct me if I am wrong.
Thank you for this
Keith

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