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Verity La Heightened Talk

 
L0004302 The anatomy of the human gravid uterus: foetus in utero.After G Perkins’s ‘here is life that might be death’
Woman             the incandescent drop into water
                            her deference to bow and break     bow and break
I am water                     and swell                                 my seas incarnadine
by moon’s dagger (a smile!)
tonight            don’t let me die           and die again
 
My flesh                       and blood skim this reservoir
cells                              dividing                          divining
I have tasted iron                    and salt           
my handprint is wet on the wall
death                            that is life                                   that is death