Alexandria forever = Alexandria minus Hypatia.
Think of the day after Hypatia’s murder—
water, universal solvent, rain,
pools and puddles diluted her blood,
and sorrow between paving stones.
Solution of condolence = water of equivalency.
Hypatia’s first Alexandria = her mother’s womb
her mother’s waters = the great fluidity
their placenta = negotiation
woman = watershed + dividing rivers of water and air
Woman philosopher= watershed plus no return.