Kimberley L. Becker

In Issue 1 on May 1, 2008 at 11:10 am

Pieta with Three Angels

is unfinished, with blurred faces.
Maybe great grief
causes erasure of features
even in the angelic and messianic.

Maybe Messina knew
the expressions would be too inscrutable
for human view, beyond paint, and passing
our abstract understanding.

Kimberly L. Becker is a Southerner of European and Cherokee descent, whose poetry appears in journals such as 2River, Borderlands, Eclectica, and Yellow Medicine Review, as well as in the anthology Letters to the World (Red Hen Press). She lives in the D.C. area, but her family and spiritual home is in the mountains of NC.

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