La Infanta Doña Margarita Acrylic on Canvas 48 x 36 in 1998

La Infanta Doña Margarita
Acrylic on Canvas
48 x 36 in
1998Like a captive butterflyLike a captive butterfly

Like a captive butterfly
you want to fly
in that uneven pattern
that takes you from red
flower to lilac and back
but instead you find
confining walls
and your wings thrashing
against the cold stones
get frayed at the edges
like the worn garments
of a forgotten bride
or like hearts that
were forbidden to love.

 

Saul Balagura     July, 2005