Photograph by Hella Hammid
x 24" black and white poster designed by Sheila Levrant de Bretteville.
I am no longer afraid
of mirrors where I see the sign of the amazon, the one who shoots arrows.
There was a fine red line across my chest where a knife entered,
a branch winds about the scar and travels from arm to heart.
leaves cover the branch, grapes hang there and a bird appears.
grows in me now is vital and does not cause me harm. I think the bird is singing.
I have relinquished some of the scars.
I have designed my
chest with the care given to an illuminated manuscript.
I am no longer
ashamed to make love. Love is a battle I can win.
I have the body of a warrior
who does not kill or wound.
On the book of my body, I have permanently
inscribed a tree.
as poster or postcard from:
P. O. Box 188
Hampton, CT 06247
(800) 553-0006 Fax