“it is not a burning” by C. Murray

 

it is not a burning,

it is a slow star
            (or stars)
caught in a branch,
(of blue / of ice-blue).

it is only sulphur singe,
(yellow / sulphuric street-light)

eye-caught /
                           eye-waver

a hollow-song
a wind-song,

her double-reed-trembles.

it is not a burning is © Chris Murray   (From ‘Bind’)

 

 

 

it is not a burning was first published in the Penny Dreadful Magazine (August 2017)

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