Estha Weiner

Because the white narcissus

bloomed indoors in February,
grew slim and sinewy,
leaned into the light
like a bom actress,
the light’s efforts
to penetrate the
blur and murk of
the window became
as significant as
the burgeoning
of the bulbs
that rested on
the bed of stones.

Estha Weiner
“Because the white narcissus” is from the collection Transfiguration Begins at Home (Tiger Bark Press, 2009), also appeared in Barrow Street, 2000.