Spider’s Web

      by Cathy Drinkwater Better and Michael Dylan Welch

 

Published in Frogpond 22:2, Summer 1999, page 59. Written February to December 1998.

 

 

Saturday morning laundry—

moving through dryer steam

into the fog                                                                        Cathy

 

        my reflection

        in the mop water                                                     Michael

 

brushing the dust

from the Japanese doll—

her impassive stare                                                         Cathy

 

from the Windex

to the Drano bottle,

a spider’s web                                                                   Michael

 

        scattered carry-out menus

        stained with coffee                                                 Cathy

 

groceries put away—

in fading light

we each fold a bag                                                          Michael