The Deeming

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 The Deeming

Gwendolyn deemed it gone

the sapphire ring

the precious

blue-eyed prize  —  for good!


Its niggling presence

its jagged, scarred, nagging

self-appointed finger!


nothing left she deemed — nothing

nothing but loss — void!

Shorn equanimity

crushed esteem

Shot command


Beast of her own burden

Marionette of her strings


Yanked by her own hand 

Words no solace

shame no mercy

sleep no escape

Then:  Oh,

Oh!  cried Gwendolyn,


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