Touch: The Journal of Healing




    by Christine Klocek-Lim

The lamp mutters at the dust caught

in the corner’s dark. A small black spider

jumps from the dust to spin a web

in the lamplight. The corner complains

darkly about lost opportunities,

the duster’s carelessness.

The lamp watches the spider

sew strands into circles

where the dust will soon gather.

Ignoring the corner’s dark frown,

the spider webs the lamp and table,

contemplates dinner.

In the sheltered corner, dark with dust,

insects cower from the light

as the lamp peers down,

curious as a spider.

In darkness, the corner captures small bugs.

Personification poem, written in 2005

© 2012  Christine Klocek-Lim

Christine Klocek-Lim received the 2009 Ellen La Forge Memorial Prize in poetry. Her poetry was featured as the Editor’s Choice in the September 2011 issue of Touch: The Journal of Healing. She has four chapbooks: How to photograph the heart (The Lives You Touch Publications), The book of small treasures (Seven Kitchens Press), Cloud Studies - a sonnet sequence (Whale Sound Audio Chapbooks), and Ballroom — a love story (Flutter Press). She is editor of Autumn Sky Poetry and her website is november sky.

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