Changing Woman

2if she changes as we change
3(If she changes, I am changing)
4Who is changing, as I bend
5down to what the sky has sent us?
6(Is she changing, or the same?)

Notes

1] "`Changing Woman' Among the Apache, Changing Woman was the constantly self-transforming earth-goddess who always stayed young, by walking towards the east until she met and merged with her younger self" (poet's note). See also Sydele E. Golston, Changing Woman of the Apache: Women's Lives in Past and Present (New York; Franklin Watts, 1996). Back to Line
Publication Notes: 
Eve (Brownsville, Oregon: Story Line Press, 1997): 45. Princeton University Library PS 3556 .I448
RPO poem Editors: 
Ian Lancashire
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