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 firstname.lastname@example.org