narcissus not step twice into, not step back from stream. its nets are storm blackened, narcissus’ flower is a cut out. it has shut in the cold, skeining back into the bud. echo and, outbreath he skeins back his thread the blind buds are always. step (not-step) back then. step (not-step) back then, back from the black river nets.
narcissus was first published in the Spring 2017 issue of Compose Journal
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