not step twice into, not
step back from stream.
its nets are storm blackened,
narcissus’ flower is a cut out.
it has shut in the cold,
skeining back into the bud.
he skeins back his thread
the blind buds are always.
back from the black river nets.
narcissus was first published in the Spring 2017 issue of Compose Journal
|Chris Murray is an Irish poet. Her chapbook Three Red Things was published by Smithereens Press (2013). A small collection of interrelated poems in series and sequence, Cycles, was published by Lapwing Press (2013). A book-length poem The Blind was published by Oneiros Books (2013). Her second book-length poem She was published by Oneiros Books ( 2014). A chapbook, Signature, was published by Bone Orchard Press (2014). “A Modern Encounter with ‘Foebus abierat’: On Eavan Boland’s ‘Phoebus Was Gone, all Gone, His Journey Over’ ” was published in Eavan Boland: Inside History (Editors, Nessa O’Mahony and Siobhán Campbell) by Arlen House (2016).
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