Closed Shut

Giovanni Sonier
Jun 19 · 1 min read
Daniel in the Lions’ Den, by Peter Paul Rubens-1615

The lion’s ribcage spryly expanded,
his face framed by his golden mane
unkempt yet as graceful as a Crown
sitting on a throne of velvety vines,
crushing the bones of only those who
cheats and deceives nature’s honour,
the ever meek and humble spared,
just as Daniel condemned to slavery
by King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
was bequeathed a shower of angels
sent to seal the ravenous mouths
of evil when cast down a dark abyss
unworthy of his inexhaustible loyalty,
his unbreakable spirit not faltering
in the face pulverizing adversity,
defying the odds no matter the threat
as as to shield what is most precious,
the desire to live as your true self
coursing through the veins of all.


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