Lacemaker
 

Abstracted
like a child
curled up
reading

an absorption
unattainable
other
than in death.

Creating
a dowry
for herself
alone?

Succour
tenacious
as dreaded
bindweed

stitches
her secret.
An illicit
lace-making

kisses contrapuntal
across
the Concertgebouw.

She sits
black lace
describing
crimson bodice

abstracted.
 

Sharon Morris


Kater Murr's Press, London, 1998.  Edition of 200 copies.
Copyright Sharron Morris, 1998