"Fallen" Painting by Sam Cramer
"Self-portrait with Camellias"
January 2011

The heart breaks and breaks
and lives by breaking.
It is necessary to go
through dark
and deeper dark and not to turn.

“The Testing Tree” by Stanley Kunitz

I know this place
I have known you before
The taste of your skin
It’s like Worship
Your sweat the wine
Whiskers under my tongue
Oh the Flesh, the Flesh
Come to the Temple
For I am Fallen