Tuesday, September 1, 2015

JEAN VALENTINE ~






 J E A N    V A L E N T I N E

Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library



Great-grandmother,


be with us

as if in the one same day & night

we all gave birth

in the one same safe-house, warm,

and then we rest together,

sleep, and nurse,

dreamily talk to our babies, warm

in a safe room        all of us

carried in the close black sky.



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Jean Valentine
Shirt in Heaven
Copper Canyon Press 2015








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