20.1.09

Second floor labyrinth

Starting some small explorations
about spiders, webs, labyrinths -
and beasts residing in the center
which are said to be also angels...











"I'm sorry I was late.
I was pulled over by a cop
for driving blindfolded
with a raspberry-scented candle
flickering in my mouth.
I'm sorry I was late.
I was on my way
when I felt a plot
thickening in my arm.
I have a fear of heights.
Luckily the Earth
is on the second floor
of the universe.
I am not the egg man.
I am the owl
who just witnessed
another tree fall over
in the forest of your life.
I am your father
shaking his head
at the thought of you.
I am his words dissolving
in your mind like footprints
in a rainstorm.
I am a long-legged martini.
I am feeding olives
to the bull inside you.
I am decorating
your labyrinth,
tacking up snapshots
of all the people
who've gotten lost
in your corridors."

(Jeffrey McDaniel: Compulsively
Allergic to the Truth)

Kommentare:

jenclair hat gesagt…

Wow! I love this one!

ArtSparker hat gesagt…

I like the spinning spider in the company of the poem about the tale-spinner.

ger hat gesagt…

Thanks. Yes, it´s highly enjoyable when stitching and writing meet and melt, isn´t it?

Threadspider hat gesagt…

I love you finished pillow very much and I enjoyed the poem. Reminds me of some of the excuses children gave for not handing in homework...
As for the spiders, I shall watch with fascination. I love tales of webs,labyrinths and spiders.

ger hat gesagt…

Thank you, Judith...

jude hat gesagt…

something amazing going on here lately...or should i say more amazing...

ger hat gesagt…

Really? Thank you, in any case...!