Thrown Rock Broke a Pane

Kilometers of dusk went on strike.
That part of the sky went straight from day to night.

A spider spun a web spanning the vacancy
and tried to pull dusk together.

It succeeded in stretching dusk a few meters
then asked for a payment of five blue bottle flies.

None of this would have happened
if the promised land was not constricted with barbwire.

copyright © 2023 Kenneth P. Gurney

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