When Man Enters Woman

When man,
enters woman,
like the surf biting the shore,
again and again,
and the woman opens her mouth with pleasure
and her teeth gleam
like the alphabet,
Logos appears milking a star,
and the maninside of woman
ties a knotso that they will
never again be separateand the woman
climbs into a flowerand swallows its stem
and Logos appears
and unleashes their rivers.
This man,this woman
with their double hunger,
have tried to reach through
the curtain of God
and briefly they have,
through Godin His perversity
unties the knot.

Anne Sexton


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