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A poem

Published on:
March 10, 2020
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Let the silken threads of everything that revolts you
form at the corners of your mouth,
and trail from there into the weavings
of the spider’s abdomen blocking your view.

She spins it all into one pearlized egg
holding bobbin gingerly betwixt jointed legs,
before your eyes that cannot look away
and your lips retracted in fear.

When done,
she drops the pulsing white cocoon into your mind
for you to chew on
before scuttling to fascinate another
who does not yet know
that everything belongs.

Keren Dibbens-Wyatt
Keren Dibbens-Wyatt is a chronically ill writer and artist with a passion for poetry, mysticism, story, and color. Her writing is featured regularly on spiritual blogs and in literary journals. Her full-length publications include Garden of God’s Heart and Whale Song: Choosing Life with Jonah. She has a new book, Recital of Love, coming out with Paraclete Press in June 2020. Keren lives in South East England and is mainly housebound by her illness.

Cover image from Freestocks.

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