Rage is a Spider

Rage is a Spider

 

The night is all the time:

One day it will see light

(Like a bird seeing its reflection

While hitting its last window)

 

Hidden in our senses the outsider,

It holds another face, self-butchered

(Weaving seams like barn spiders,

Patching deep scars, cheaply sutured)

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It burrows to survive, those dainty legs

Making a pastry of memory’s archives

(The night is all the time,

One day it will see the light)

 

In a switch the mind is gone; the spider

Crawls, leaking out of the right ear

(Dripping like a leaky faucet onto a

Fraying doormat, long abandoned)

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The outsider is useless, dormant,

A waiting doormat of abuses

(Waiting for its moment to see the light,

Like a bird seeing its last window)

 

The trigger is set and the rage has won:

Sleep buddy, then the fear will get gone!

(The mirror cast a light too strong

Like a bird hitting its last window)

🔶

Hidden in our senses, the outsider,

It holds another face, self-butchered

(Weaving seams like a barn spider,

Patching deep scars, cheaply sutured)

 

The night is all the time:

One day it will see light

(Like a bird seeing its reflection

While hitting its last window)

Published by

John Brogan

John Brogan promotes renewable energy products in Northeast Ohio. He is also a new father, recently welcoming his first son, Victor Mackenzie Brogan, into the world. These experiences have encouraged fresh insights as he moonlights writing poetry, his favorite occupation, at his home in Cleveland Heights, OH. John is a graduate of Case Western Reserve University, where he earned a BA in cognitive science. John is also the author of the following books: In Reflection of Nature (2015), and St. Augustine and the Piano (2016).