Annunciation by Jean Valentine

I saw my soul become flesh     breaking open
the linseed oil breaking over the paper
running down     pouring
no one to catch it     my life breaking open
no one to contain it     my
pelvis thinning out into God.

From: https://www.poets.org/poetsorg/poem/annunciation

Date: 2004

By: Jean Valentine (1934- )

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