baring the breast

with a desire to arrest

extrinsic dominion,

will not serve 

to crack the shackles

binding our sons.


when the fiery ray 

of clarity,

broad-chested charity,

calloused hand humility,

a bent knee fidelity,

stewardship of fair king,

leans close in harmony,

courage will swell

within the caged heart 

of humanity.


we must carry 

on our hips

a lion-heart paternity,

a love for Self 

strong enough

to set each other free.


© M.G. Iannucci 2017

Painting by Kathryn Morris Trotter

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