Thursday 8 September 2016

Paternal Gran

As part of my online course I am revisiting memories. I tried in an earlier poem to capture this memory but here it is again. The idea is to contain the memory in a central image- the spider.


She was sat on a stool and remembers
clipped wings and stalemate

Outside in coop-sized yard siblings
Squeal Tig-Tag-I’m out, you’re in

Inside spider in widow weeds
And off-white pinny spinning

Throbbing web, invisible thread

And Noose descent, shadow 
Spread, and waiting.

Copyright with Cathy Leonard 2016

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