Monday, November 30, 2009

Pamela Johnson Parker, "Narcissus: Narke"

Pamela Johnson Parker

Narcissus: Narke

Water takes you in.

For days the gods talk
Of nothing but your

Spine in the dark, white
Coral, of how fish
School into your dead

Calm. And still water
Gives you back: thirsting,

Already bent to drink.

Pamela Johnson Parker is a medical editor and adjunct professor in creative writing and literature. Her chapbook, A Walk Through the Memory Palace, recently won the qarrtsiluni chapbook contest. Pamela is also the featured poet in the April 2009 Broadsided series of poetry and art. She lives in western Kentucky.

RECONFIGURATIONS: A Journal for Poetics & Poetry / Literature & Culture, http://reconfigurations.blogspot.com/, ISSN: 1938-3592, Volume Three (2009): Immanence/ Imminence

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