CLAYTON LONGSTAFF

Mirrors & Lilies
			after Ingeborg Bachmann

On a ferried water
mirror lilies
mirror
beneath a lily-mirrored sky
of gnat &
mayfly    
larvae spangled
seam 
along a ferried water
of mirrors & lilies,
my hand

wakes
a hand within the mirror:
cat-tailing
reeds
of an instrument heard 
but never seen
behind a fanned 
hand of trees 
like cards 
who’s Coltrane who’s Dolphy who’s
Listz who’s Falla 
springs 
a hatful of doves
to a feather-mirrored sky
on a ferried water,
my hand

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