Sunday, February 16, 2020

Robert Beveridge writes

upside down
the slow march
of beads
from ankles
to wrists
harder to breathe
with each hour
that passes
but you can still
smell the heavy
odor of liver
and caramelized
onion in the air
the occasional
spider bites
your heels,
your back,
and you swear
you hear each
whisper “what
tangled webs
we weave”
before they fall
to the floor
a glaive seems
an odd choice
but when he
comes back
into the room
he selects one
begins to work
once more
on his newest

1 comment:

  1. A glaive (or glave) is a European polearm, consisting of a single-edged blade on the end of a pole. According to George Silver's 1599 "Paradoxes of Defence," it was used in the same general manner as a quarterstaff, half pike, bill, halberd, voulge, or partisan, and he rated this class of polearms above all other individual hand-to-hand combat weapons.


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