Conundrum

Raoul De Keyser artinamericamagazine.com

Raoul De Keyser artinamericamagazine.com

The spider
silently slides
down the wire
from the chandelier
letting out line
as she drops
to the table

Sensing
my attention
she stops there
just above the cloth
considering what
it is that she
should do

To take
the blue table
means encounter
Perhaps even death
The return is loss
of resource
& time

Dilemma
Hers & mine
as from a thin wire
we dangle before the day
calculating ominous
changes in the
temperature

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About Peter Notehelfer

I'm a retired people person who now finds the time to watch the little details of the world without worrying about being watched by anyone . . . I live on an Island north of Seattle with my wife named Ellen, a yellow dog named McGee, a yellow cat named Gatzby, and four fine chickens . . . I read fiction, bake bread, smoke salmon, and fish whenever the weather allows . . . Oh, and yes, I try to write a poem every day simply to avoid senility!
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8 Responses to Conundrum

  1. A fine visual to create with this fine wire – so like decisions of life. Well done!

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  2. SalvaVenia says:

    Hey, if it is so bad you already have to hold discourses with spiders … then I’m glad you still find the time poeting around WP … :D

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  3. cheryl622014 says:

    ohh…so vivid…time stopped…what now? or mission impossible? So many possibilities…

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  4. It is our dilemma . . .

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