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Teresa of God.

"the aching has hold of me O grievous daimon" Teresa lived in a personal black cube. I saw her hit the wall each way she moved. She cursed her heart which was, she said, rent and her nose which had been broken again and again. Some people have to fight every moment of their lives which God has fined with a burning animal-- I think because God wants that animal kept alive. With her nose Teresa questioned this project of God's. To her heart God sent answer. The autopsy after her death revealed it was indeed rent. Photographs of the event had to be faked (with red thread and an old gold glove) when the lens kept melting.
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Author:Carson, Anne
Publication:The American Poetry Review
Date:Jan 1, 1993
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