Poems: Life

Basement Spider Feeding


October 15, 2006


Life is too powerful.

Small things cling to it


A spider will fight to the death for it.

A person will murder

other persons

for it.


Small things.


One’s life is invaluable;

others’ lives of no value at all.

Or at least, of little value.


Small things.


Value has no meaning,

but in life

meaning has no value.

Ironic, then,

to value one’s meaninglessness.


But life is strong,

and some things

cannot be changed.

Value is what stops life being taken –

no more could a spider

bite itself.

Only strength or ignorance

can overcome life,

and I have neither.



death comes in many forms

and one day

a way will be found.


Small things.


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