Dead Shrub

the shrub is dead
there is no doubt of that
a collection of fragile
and empty dry branches
suspended pointlessly

until an angle of falling light
reveals twenty-two intricate webs
woven in identical silk
patterning varied only as much as needed
to capture and embrace those twigs
in immediate vicinity

and two small dragon flies
clinging precariously
against a brisk breeze
reflecting gloriously
the sun


© Frank Prem, 2001

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2 thoughts on “Dead Shrub

  1. Amazing how within something dead, gone, finished, there are others who call it home 🙂 Lovely – and nothing quite like a light shift and something as delicate as spider webs to reveal themselves.

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