“The Whip of the Unborn” by Alfred Kreymborg

The Whip of the Unborn

It is not she who rends me so -
no, it is not she.
These eyes are not hers that hate me so -
no, they are not hers.
Nor this her breath that flaunts me,
nor these her arms that strangle -
no, these are not hers.


Alfred Kreymborg's poem "The Whip of the Unborn" was published in the 1916 Others anthology. To read this poem in full in a digitized version of this publication, follow the link below: