hunger

 
outside the ragged bird tears
dead flies from window nets
 
  and it is not clothed right
 – it claws the glass
 

suspend I

 
from the mirror architrave
float down silken threads
they are not blackened yet
 
from the branches they reach down
laden with fruit
out on the limb
 
 birds beat them for their desiccated meat
 
making sweetmeats for desperate bills
a man is clipping the edges with steel
season’s treachery
 

suspend I

 
from the mirror architrave
float down silken threads
they are not blackened yet
 
from the ceiling hooks
float down wisps of
red thread – almost
 
cobweb light she is
arched back unsure
whether to suspend
 
burnt orange silks
cover the shutters
there are children in the street
 
she is nonetheless
quite bound-up
in red ropes
 
from loop at nape
and length of torso
it is peaceful
 
being spider-rolled
webbed-in and arched
as if a (…)
 
bird swoops down
behind the orange silks
 
 shiftshape-in
 
Series from The Blind is © C. Murray. Read more here.


Christine Murray is a City and Guilds Stonecutter. Her chapbook, Three Red Things was published on June 4th 2013 by Smithereens Press, Dublin, Ireland. Her collection, Cycles was published by Lapwing Press (Belfast) in August 2013.The Blind was published in October 2013.

 

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