Poets Walk: "longing for the nest"

Poets Walk: "longing for the nest"

Location on Poets Walk Map: 39


Eveline by Wendy Low


Nostalgia is a longing for the nest,

Our female halves as old as are our mothers—

who carried all their eggs with them, but left back each

umbilicus to wither.

A man could draw a bloodline in the sand—it happens all too often—

but think…feel

your belly at the indent—there!

Reattach that bloodline in and in and in and in

and She is there, and you are there, we all are here

in green first blooming Mother Africa.