laure – (untitled)

Laure (Colette Peignot)

Laure (Colette Peignot)

Archangel or whore
I don’t mind
All the roles
Are lent to me
The life never recognized
The simple life
That I am still looking for
Is lying
In the very depths of me
Their sin has killed
All purity.

(First published in Le Sacré, 1939. Translated by Jeanine Herman.)

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