Stepping into the gateless garden you see
a frail hammock slung between the old
rose bush and the lavender you like
to pinch for its scent though its flowers are bleached.
At once the trees in the park vanish, their songs
of praise in crimson, puce and apricot –
you trace the spider to the net’s centre. Gold
and silver needles shed by the sun are caught
in its radial and circular threads.
The house is tugging but you’re spellbound
by a trap for lesser insects that a dog’s snout,
a child’s finger could easily destroy.
It’s poignant as the mystic moon, the square root
of minus one you once grasped, dumbfounded.

© Myra Schneider

View guest contributor Myra Schneider’s bio HERE


Jamie Dedes is a Lebanese-American poet and free-lance writer. She is the founder and curator of The Poet by Day, info hub for poets and writers, and the founder of The Bardo Group, publishers of The BeZine, of which she was the founding editor and currently a co-manager editor with Michael Dickel. Ms. Dedes is the Poet Laureate of Womawords Press 2020 and U.S associate to that press as well. Her debut collection, "The Damask Garden," is due out fall 2020 from Blue Dolphin Press.

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