there’s a poem in the woodshed

I’m absolutely convinced, and have been since I first saw them six or seven years ago, that there’s a poem in the stacked logs in our greenhouse/shed.

detail of log pile
The woodpile has obviously changed over the years, and there must be notes in half a dozen different places now, but the poem simply won’t come together.

I found these lines in some papers when I was sorting out the other day, and by posting them here I should at least ensure this fragment isn’t lost, though there’s no guarantee that the whole piece will ever be completed:

In the space where the logs abut the wall,
dimmed by years of rain and dirt
glass filters sunlight to pale green.

I glimpse the spreadeagle silhouette
of a lizard tangled in spider’s silk
and reach to set it free. Shadow-thin

it crumbles to a memory.

Author: don't confuse the narrator

Exploring the boundary between writer and narrator through first person poetry, prose and opinion

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