The silky house

May 28, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


                                                           Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

given by Mother Queen



brilliant yet confused


a spider

tried his best

in weaving

the beautiful

silky house


mistakes transpire


Too guileless

to catch


and wither

a ladybug


in the end

himself burnt

in the fire




time and space



away from

the tragedies



something into life



beads of moisture

shine through the light

on the once-abandoned


silky web



With immense gratitude and love, this poem was created to celebrate my father, Papa, and life. Before his passing at the end of 1997, he’d given me an opportunity to return and re-build my life. I’m grateful to feel he’s still lived in my life.