Jean Valentine

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Then the gold mother began her touching me
With her long brown face & hands
She tickled me & told me I was beautiful
She held me in the ikon & we gazed

We had a pretty goldfinchdeathsalvation
Love was strong as deathPeacocks walked by
Blue immortalityFinches played in black branches
Souls around the crossIt was death in life

Our gold earth gravida
Not a casket but a darkroom for our love
The herma wrought of silver, gilded in fire
Gold mother around me inside me gravida