Snow White Sees the Mirror by Elizabeth Burk - Twist in Time Literary Magazine
Is that a strand of gray you see? What does the mirror say, if not that you are not what you seem to be, not what you think? You are vapor poured into a vase, delivered in smoke and sharp angles, a wolf in bear’s skin, howling and hairy sharp-mouthed, tongue-tied to another face in the distance, a leopard king, a goat. Which animal within you will appear without skin, without a furnace to contain your rage? Where is the mantle to keep your calm? Where is your crown? ____________________________________________________________ Elizabeth Burk is a psychologist who divides her time between a practice in New York and a home in southwest Louisiana. She is the author of three collections: Learning to Love Louisiana, Louisiana Purchase. and Duet—Photographer and Poet, a collaboration with her photographer husband. Her poems have appeared in Atlanta Review, Rattle, Calyx, The Southern Poetry Anthology, About Place, Naugatuck River Review, Gyroscope, Louisiana Literature, Passager and elsewhere.