By A Thread (Shape Poem)

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I’m barely holding on
Just narrowly by a
T
H
R
E
A
D
Crawling like a spider
I’ve almost fallen off my

W      E      B

As the sky darkens
The night nurtures some

R

A

I

N

I cling even tighter
Refusing to be washed

A

W

A

Y

Blue foolish crystals hang
Dangerously from the

S  I  L  K

Catching Morning’s rays
That burn through my
G    U    I     L     T
Either the water is rising
Or, rather, I’m starting to
S
I
N
K
My life must be getting harder
For I’ve never felt so

weak

Moreover, I’m cannot shoulder
The burden of losing my

H E A D

I, the callow spider
Unable to face my shallow
E
N
D

2007 (revised 2018)

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5 thoughts on “By A Thread (Shape Poem)

  1. This is a clever write and I love the different vertical and horizontal placing of the letters Ethan. Thanks for sharing! I am a Creative Life Coach with a poetry blog and today’s here is today’s in case you have time to look?

    https://peacockpoetryblog.wordpress.com/2019/03/08/the-her-on-now/

    I am also on Instagram as #coachingcreatively, let’s follow each other if you use this medium? You can also find me on Facebook under Sam Allen wearing a bright red and orange hat!

    I love connecting with fellow creatives as you can see!

    Sunny greetings from Switzerland!

    Sam 🙂

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