Miriam Acrylic on Canvas 38 x 28 in 1998

Miriam
Acrylic on Canvas
38 x 28 in
1998

My name is Miriam
I am a woman
–cart go away–
My name is Miriam
and the Sun shines
over a garden of
fruit trees
and roses
My name is Miriam
and the sirens
are wild
with their message of death
–my eyes are blue–
and the wind blows
with the odor of pain
My name is Miriam
and at twenty
I am/was a pretty girl
with tight thighs
and voluptuous breasts
–and they reaped
my baby from
within myself–
My name is Miriam
the one with the long hair
the one that served
last night thirty men
–and the perfume of
apple blossoms
fills the air–
My name is Miriam
the one with the books
all the books burning
–nothing left–
My name is Miriam
and they will
use me tonight again
before I lose too much weight
His name is Meier
and he is dead
I am Miriam
I am

Saul Balagura June 9, 1998