Sunday, 3 November 2013

Spider Woman by Shamshad Khan


Spider Woman

She spun the argument
with a thread
he could not follow


perfecting
the delicate construction


until he
unsuspecting


fell
entangled


to
his


gentle destruction.


The Fire People: A Collection of Contemporary Black British Poets, ed. by Lemn Sissay (Edinburgh: Paperback Press, 1998), 58.

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