Poetry: A Poetry Series at Deep Water Literary Journal


what is beneath ?

 
a scrap of satin – some wood
 
and what is beneath the wood ?
 
dirt, the earth,
it is cold
 
is it alive ?
 
it contains the stir of flowers
it contains the whispering grass
 
and above it all ?

.
some turf
the blue sky
 
what are you listening to ?
 
my dark blood
the heart plays a tattoo
beneath this pale linen
this wool-stuff
 
and ?
 
it listens for the stir of flowers
it hears the grass whisper.
 
What Is Beneath ?’  is © C. Murray


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