The silky house

May 28, 2021 by Kyomi O'Connor


 

                                                           Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash


given by Mother Queen

 

Papa

brilliant yet confused

 

a spider

tried his best

in weaving

the beautiful

silky house

 

mistakes transpire

 

Too guileless

to catch

spindle

and wither

a ladybug

 

in the end

himself burnt

in the fire

 

                                                                                          ***

beyond

time and space

 

room

away from

the tragedies

transform

 

something into life

 

myriad

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.