Quotation by Elizabeth Smart

I am over-run, jungled in my bed, I am infested with a menagerie of desires: my heart is eaten by a dove, a cat scrambles in the cave of my sex, hounds in my bed obey a whipmaster who cries nothing but havoc as the hours test my endurance with an accumulation of tortures. Who, if I cried, would hear me among the angelic orders?
Elizabeth Smart (1913–1986), Canadian author, poet. By Grand Central Station I Sat Down and Wept, pt. 1 (1945).
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