Poem from K Weber “Lullabye for Christie” inspired by the Dirty Three

Lullabye for Christie

A poem inspired by the song “Lullabye for Christie” by Dirty Three

I have stretched myself out
like the limbs of the letter K
but bent to warble; rust-
metallic as a saw singing

while someone plays me
like a violin. They may
remember me, Kristi,
but never the spelling. I

adopt the soft, inner arc
of a C just to have my name
committed to other peoples’
memories. I will be Christine,

Christy, Christa, and adrift.
I am insecure as I secure
these masks. I rest on a plane
of existence I share with birds

and tall grasses while I fail
to convert oxygen to truth.
Just take me away in your
thoughts as whoever I was

while the drummer knocked
time. Seasons roll by and who
am I? Nestled or severe? Feet
steadied in sand or twisted

in the wind, my ankle? I swear
summer slowed to a long kiss just
once before they knew I can
wield fast daggers and steal songs

for poems and remember me only
as the pointed limbs of the letter K.

Check out K’s website at kweberandherwords.wordpress.com

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By davidlonan1

David writes poetry, short stories, and writings that'll make you think or laugh, provoking you to examine images in your mind. To submit poetry, photography, art, please send to feversofthemind@gmail.com. Twitter: @davidLOnan1 + @feversof Facebook: DavidLONan1

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