Grasping the gates,

Hunched over

Fielding cries after the pain caught within her

Something is opening.

How she waited for that very flooded heel,

the coming of the pains in her spine

And now dilation

From one end of the world to another she’s bursting

And only thus turns about on her hinge

So she can turn back after

When the living flesh will be brought close slowly, so slowly

And go on to smile and be

A doe.

Published in Mashiv HaRuach  29. vl.

Translated by: Atar Hadari

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