Name

My grandmother’s name was Chris.
ach ja — Christl.

a chrism, christ with a lemon tongue.
turquoise water inside a glass
w├Ârthersee water
a crystal you take in your pocket or carry
touching your neck

a pair of blue and glass eyes
from a black and white portrait

a ring of yellow hair
Chris
in your army green cap

Christl
a baby lying over a stream
or the picture of a baby

From Shrines of Upper Austria. Reproduced with kind permission of Carcanet

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