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by Meva Onyurt
Thursday, June 02, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.
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How did it ever catch my attention?

The flimsy little spider with wispy legs

I was just brushing my teeth off

Winking back at my figure in the bathroom mirror

From the upper palate to the recesses of my dim interior

I glimpsed the spider smaller than a penny

A speck of existence, a buried hue amid the vibrant towels


First, there is the sobriety that the spider seems to put on

Then my contempt for the legged things walking on the ground.

A clash of two species, completely meaningless to each other

Yet I recklessly write about it.

It is a symbol. A little spider without pomp

Never tries to scare

Nor to answer my stare

If there is meaning in it, is he aware?

I wrote “a lucid sobriety in tranquil dignity”

Trying to figure out its place in the equation of algebraic infinity.

It stays where it is, stuck for a long time now

As if waiting the allotted instant to vanish

Or a suicidal hand to finish. I have the supremacy.

The unconscious spider unknowing weaves a web,

A web of consciousness that catches my eyes in its trap

I am stuck. I saw it on the wall and I cannot stop thinking why.


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Reviewed by Muhammad Al Mahdi 10/10/2005
This is excellent, elemental, an atom of transcendental truth.
Reviewed by Bhuwan Thapaliya 6/7/2005
Deep write...fantastic write on the n luck...BHUWAN!!!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 6/5/2005
A superb tribute to an enigmatic creature. Thank you. Love and peace. Regis
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 6/2/2005
i don't like spiders, but i love this poem! very good! :)
Reviewed by Edward Lupinacci 6/2/2005
Very deep messages here.
I guess we are all in our own webs of sort and react without thought of the meanings handed to us
Reviewed by Mary Quire 6/2/2005
This is awesome. A wonder of noticing life below where you think you are. Very thoughtful
Reviewed by Esra Karatash Alpay 6/2/2005
Lovely! What a lucky spider to have a whole poem to itself! Good use of vocabulary :)) Yarin gorusmek uzere...

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