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