Spider and Writing

Image of a spider on its web

Photo by Matthew Cabret on Unsplash

NaNoWriMo
the opportunity
to write a novel
with the energy of many

I begin
it's to be a memoir
my first

I start writing
the keyboard quits
I get new batteries
by the time I return
it's all there
with some extra bits
Hmmm...

I start writing
again
Then strange things
start to happen
on the screen

I reach up
to clear a spot
only to find
Spider.

I see Spider
as reflecting
the webs we weave
Hmmm...

I've had moments
when I was clear
of the purpose
of writing a memoir
They are fleeting
and now I wonder
is this the right thing
at this moment

I stop writing
Write this poem instead
The spider?
Gone.
Hmmm...

Poetry
Nature
Wisdom

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