Tuesday, April 29, 2008



my mother drew spider webs
on any paper within her reach

my mother on the telephone
drew webs across names in our address book

my mother in her rocker
drew webs on bills and Christmas cards

my mother in my bedroom drew
webs deep in diaries

everywhere in that house I found
ink    pencil    crayon

-Teresa Carson
from Elegy for the Floater

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