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The Spider Knows

Marvyne Jenoff
From:   Hollandsong. Oberon Press, 1975.


The spider knows
his centre

Like a sure
compass he paces
out the bounds of his decided
universe, remembering
which side of him is
centre

Narrowing in he fastens
often
back to the centre where he
rests or plots, he doesn’t
know about
mistakes

our spider sleeping
tight round his centre
though the thunder
blow



Marvyne Jenoff's works copyright © to the author.


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