‘Bind’ by Chris Murray

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Bind

 
if there are birds here
then they are of stone
 
draught of birds / flesh bone wing
claw in grass,
 
rilled etch gathers to her nets
dust and fire / tree-step (again)
 
bird claw impinge and lift.
 
surely light would retain in
silica’s cast or flaw ?
 

bind #2
 
it gathers outside the perimeter
not wanton gargoyle nor eagle
it is of-one-piece   seamed
 
migratory pattern of
 
umber dawns rolling
their black frenzy
down condensed corridors
 
bind I and II was first published in Deep Water Literary Journal (August 2015)


Thanks to Tom and Eve O’Reilly at Deep Water Literary Journal for publishing ‘bind’. The new DWLJ is online now and it is well worth a visit. I am adding here a link to Tom D’Evelyn’s blog. Tom wrote about the ideas in ‘bind’. I am, and have been…

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