Cocooned by Lynn White



Sometimes the finest of threads
can be the stickiest,
the hardest
to escape

Sometimes the silkiest of threads
can hold the fastest,
can surround you
and engulf

Sometimes the most beautiful of threads
are woven into a tight web
from which there
is no means of

So you stay,
by what was once beautiful
and now forms a prison,
a cocoon
seemingly comfortable.
but ready to eat you up
in the end.

Just ask the spider
and the fly.

© 2019 Lynn White


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Lynn White lives in north Wales. Her work is influenced by issues of social justice and events, places and people she has known or imagined. She is especially interested in exploring the boundaries of dream, fantasy and reality. She was shortlisted in the Theatre Cloud ‘War Poetry for Today’ competition and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize and a Rhysling Award. Her poetry has appeared in many publications including: Apogee, Firewords, Vagabond Press, Light Journal and So It Goes Journal.

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