Anne Higgins

In Issue 2 on November 1, 2008 at 11:30 am

Outside Santa Fe , New Mexico

Sanctuario de Chimayo,
Your brown arms surround me.
I kneel at the bowl wide bath deep hole
in the earth floor,
in the deepest recess of your house.
Powder fine dirt sifts through my fingers.
Brown woman of the Mexican desert,
breath warm and musty,
maker of tamales with Guadalupe,
invite me in to gather the brown flour.

Anne Higgins teaches English and Theology at Mount Saint Mary’s University in Emmitsburg Maryland . She is a member of the Daughters of Charity, and is a graduate of Saint Joseph College , Emmitsburg, the Johns Hopkins University , and the Washington Theological Union. She has had about seventy poems published, in YANKEE, COMMONWEAL, SPIRITUALITY AND HEALTH, The Melic Review, and a variety of small magazines. Her book of poetry, AT THE YEAR’S ELBOW, was published by the Mellen Poetry Press in 2000, and republished by Wipf and Stock in 2006. Her second book of poetry, SCATTERED SHOWERS IN A CLEAR SKY, was published by Plain View Press in 2007. A chapbook, Pick It Up and Read, will be published by Finishing Line Press in the Fall of 2008.

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