Complex Designs

I admit, now and then,

to letting disappointment glisten

like dew on my temples

over “the one that got away”

—a web of singular drops of water

reveal complex attempts to secure a meal

the instinct of a spider betrayed—

a famished, unrepentant creature,

I hold no loss too small to regret.


PHOTO: I spotted too many complex creatures to count, in this tidal pool on the western edge of Vancouver Island. Fascinating!

Psalm 25:14 says, “The Lord confides in those who fear him; he makes his covenant known to them.”


My poems are published in: Crux, Alive Now, Presence Journal, Weavings, Island Journal, Prairie Journal, Prairie Messenger and Transition Mental Health Journal among others. My second collection of poems, Sky Under Water: poems for where we live is on ibooks. My third collection, Little Dove, is available by contacting me directly

2 thoughts on “Complex Designs”

  1. So honest. Strip me bear in the sight of God as to my self is grasping at times. Beautiful poem Dayna.

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