The relentless sky poured torrents of light.
In suppressed rage the sun seethed.
It stripped her too on the barren cornfield;
Where she crawled on all fours,
A misfit in Darwin's earth.
A pain that rose and rose
Till she broke her nail on the bloody earth,
Till her eyes sank in an insane tide,
Till a tendon snapped in vicious wrath,
Till a creature emerged just beside,
A drop of joy in mindless mirth.

She planted her first kiss.
Soft, very soft--like a lambent glow,
Yet that faced the passing breeze
With unheard strength, unseen before.

The sun seemed destined to sink,
Lay golden soft--a veiled beauty,
And a veiled pride that hastened to shrink
To the burning strength of regained femininity.