Thursday, August 29, 2019

Soon: Spiders

Dalí looks at me
from across the room,
time melting as if exhausted
from the heat.

That look: like puppy dog eyes
pleading for a shift in the breeze.

But, no, I say,
don’t do that to me.
The darkness is coming,
so damp and rich I can taste it.

And soon:

© 2019 Jennifer Wagner

Reference:  Salvador Dalí's clocks in The Persistence of Memory.


Grace said...

That darkness is coming. I can sense and smell the changing season too.

grapeling said...

I respect spiders and their many eyes. And limbs.
Preferably from a distance ~

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Bravo! This was perfect, I felt it inside!

Wendy Bourke said...

Ah those moments … so wonderful to catch with one's pen … this one: tenderly rendered with just a sprinkle of mirth. Love it!

Rajesh said...

You make it sound so ominous in four simple lines!! :) Great writing. I saw the painting as well, it is really eerie and surreal. Your lines are a fitting tribute to that. Thank you for this post Jen.