Upright Against the Redwood [Second Daughter]
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43 Upright Against the Redwood [Second Daughter] He’s turned toward me but I’m turned away. What I hear in the distance is the hissing sea with its constant beginnings; I’m caught by my wish for a violent renewal . They say mystics bear the wild for years before coming to terms with it. I learned fast that my right hand pressed against my left brought no peace, brought the heart’s quick chirping and the body falling sideways. Mother, how did you let Father ruin your body for our birth? What anchors me always is a man’s blind desire though my task has been to transcend the world of men. ...


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