Tuesday, September 1, 2015


 J E A N    V A L E N T I N E

Photo courtesy of Schlesinger Library


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.


Jean Valentine
Shirt in Heaven
Copper Canyon Press 2015