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Cristina M. R. Norcross

Traveling

Spirit slips through cracks—
the open mouth of the universe,
the dancing limbs of wood
that bang in the wind,
trying to find a way in.

Cristina M. R. Norcross is the founding editor of Blue Heron Review and the author of 7 poetry collections, who likes to bend metal to her will, as a jewelry designer, and spends time being very quiet underneath a weeping willow tree.

Cristina M. R. Norcross

Carnival Ride

If I tilt my head,
feet swinging on a carnival ride,
I can catch a quick glimpse of the glow
softly resting on my hair,but it is only a swift, quick
recognition of what they see—
this invisible line
from lightbulb to lightbulb—
from evening moon glow
to sun-swallowed cloud light.

Cristina M. R. Norcross is the founding editor of Blue Heron Review and the author of 7 poetry collections, who likes to bend metal to her will, as a jewelry designer, and spends time being very quiet underneath a weeping willow tree.

Cristina M. R. Norcross

What We Hold

The only thing I could think about
when I saw her perfect feet
was the largeness of my hands,
the impermanence of her smallness,
and how out of practice I was
for holding what ultimately
can not be contained.

 
Cristina M. R. Norcross is the seafood-loving editor of the online poetry journal Blue Heron Review, with poems included in many journals, anthologies, and books.