To the Coming Woman

That all I built came down
Would turn my red heart dull
But that I know great art
Works with the void and null.
God formed your lovely face
Upon the horror of the skull.
He looked at you and it
Took something of his breath:
You came to life to show
What God can do with death.

–August 3, 1987

(“To the Coming Woman” appeared in the May-August 1999 issue of Beauty for Ashes Poetry Review, Mechanicsburg PA.)

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Published on November 16, 2006 at 3:11 pm  Leave a Comment  

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