Connections

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Here’s a poem from my book Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky:

 

Connections

 

Orb weaver,

shy and harmless to humans,

cast herself

down a bare basement bulb,

climbed back up,

cast a parallel line

and a cross wire between.

At the intersection

of leafmeal smell

and cellar damp,

her web is fragile

as old hands,

shiny thin skin

stretched across large blue veins.

 

I seat myself

in my childhood church

for my uncle’s funeral.

The family stands

at the intersection, oblivious to

the oncoming traffic of wedding, baptism, and suicide.

 

Funnel weaver,

sheetweb,

cellar spider,

your real name is

harvestmaster.

 

sheet-web-spider-agelena-labyrinthica-in-web-BHFGGHsheetweb spider in web

harvestmaster from reptile forumsharvestmaster from reptileforums

 

 

 

 

Published by ahiggins2013

poet, birder, senior citizen, cancer survivor, Catholic sister. Eight books of poetry published: At the Year’s Elbow, Mellen Poetry Press 2000; Scattered Showers in a Clear Sky, Plain View Press 2007; chapbooks: Pick It Up and Read, Finishing Line Press 2008, How the Hand Behaves, Finishing Line Press 2009, Digging for God, Wipf and Stock 2010, Vexed Questions, Aldrich Press 2013, Reconnaissance, Texture Press 2014, and Life List, Finishing Line Press, 2015.

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