Poetry Breaks: Dennis Nurkse Reads "Beginning with Evening"

this is a poem about childbirth called beginning with evening I cradled my newborn daughter blood flecked blue howling I felt empty as a suit folded on a chair i sat in doctors scrub in a room where surgeons were sewing up her mother's womb a nurse going off duty commanded me hold the face away from the light so the eyes can open and the eyes did open you

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