Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Prison Sparkle

A spider spins its silk annoyance
in the corner of my kitchen window.
I don't care about its beauty
or how a prison sparkles
when illuminated by the sun.
It's a predator's parlor
of eight legs and no escape.

©Susie Clevenger 2016

Day 19 #NaPoWriMo 2016

18 comments:

Aubvey Winslow said...

I do think the flies would tend to agree with you!

brudberg said...

Even from gilded cages there is no escape... It reminds me of a story I heard on a podcast about Hedi Lamarr's first marriage with a weapon's mogul.

Rosemary Nissen-Wade said...

It would be more than welcome to my flies and mosquitos!

But I do love ' silk annoyance' and 'predator's parlour'.

kaykuala said...

How cleverly they set their traps! Wonderful take Susie!

Hank

Sanaa Rizvi said...

I agree, love the terms "silk annoyance" and "predator's parlor"
Beautifully penned.

Lots of love,
Sanaa

Ellecee said...

I love this, "silk annoyance" and "predator's parlor", the descriptive words I mean and not necessarily the critter :-)

Raivenne said...

I love the alliteration of "predator's parlor". I'm guessing the housefly is not particularly enamored of that gilded cage either. This was so delightfully crafted.

Mama Zen said...

Yikes! "Predator's parlor" is just awesome.

Margaret said...

What a metaphor as well! Not all is lovely beneath beautiful "masks" and fancy exteriors.

Susan Anderson said...

A clever trap indeed. Not all that sparkles is gold, eh? Well done.

Marian said...

Hah, I read this as the spider being all annoyed while spinning. So annoying!

Teri L said...

Maybe it's my mood today, but "prison sparkles" really touches me. Says a lot.

Bekkie Sanchez said...

Oh heck! I read your poem wrong and now I can't edit it. I am so sorry! Please delete the other comment as I can't see it. I have misread before and it will happen again. Lol! It was lovely Susie! Hugs! Bekkie

Debi Swim said...

I agree, though there is an old mountain remedy that says putting spider webs on a wound helps it stop bleeding. I've never tried it though : )

Outlawyer said...

Yikes-- but on the other hand--not so good for mosquitos! k.

Gillena Cox said...

Well that's a new interesting way of describing a spider's intrusion

Much love...

Helen Patrice said...

Neat and complete. I love it.

Kerry O'Connor said...

A predator's parlour! What an excellent description!