the jar is ajar

pandora and hope poem
photoart & poem – ©2017 Laura Granby

unkindest of karmas
a girl growing full of curiosity
hidden with the forbidden
just an apple or a sealed vessel
– if worlds tilt on such equations
what hope? yet peppered with the punitive
our speck of salvation
to reach again or uncork the jar

Bringing creation myths to the fore in 44 words for De’s quadrille: Hope