Fossil 1 , by C. Murray

press-to
 
  drop-by-drop
  raindrop-and-sinew
  the whole woman
 
not tamp-in
 
  onto the still-living-soil
  a new shape
 
embed-in
 
  the bone and the
  living-sinew-of
  the still-warm blood
 
slowly-so
 
  and infinitely blue
  the milk-flow from crystallising breast
 
a stone-dress
 
 .material as silk-soft
  caul or veil
  can be sweet as silk or rain or
 
blue
 
  rain sinews against and into
  chalice of womb.
  half-into the wall
  and often not
 
still
 
a lone bird night-sings
 
Fossil 1 is © C. Murray
 
First published, A New Ulster issue VI , 2013
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2 thoughts on “Fossil 1 , by C. Murray

  1. wonderful, beautiful. mum xxxxxxx

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