Parted lips that breathed out
the terrors that Pandora opened up.
Her voice loosened as she spoke her litany,
and her eyes sprung forth saltwater streams.
Numb hands wringed like the chained Prometheus
who reached out into the sky
and brought down the burning sunlight.
Stiff, heavy shoulders as cursed as Atlas condemned
found release as she threw her head back
and ringing laughter washed out
the silence that stilled the air.