Susan Lacovara

Gold Star - 8,533 Points (1963 / New York)

Spider In The Drain - Poem by Susan Lacovara

Regretting the slip into the sink
The spider, in the drain
Falling beneath the rimmed edge of safety
Not enough legs to grasp a hold
Secure the staying power
Water rushes, ungluing last chance
Of remaining above the surface
Pulled D
And as if to say, 'I surrender'
The spider, gone from sight, away
Reminds me of the daily struggle
My own, to stay on the porcelain platform
Of keeping afloat, aware, attentive
To the crash of currents
And current circumstance
That present a danger of swallowing me, unseen
Is there enough time
To climb to higher ground...
Again, again, again...
With legs that steal strength
From a weary, wobbly wishful soul
As small as any insect could be
Against the threat of sliding
She, drained...
And the spider, in the drain

Topic(s) of this poem: lonely, loss, struggle

Form: Free Verse

Poet's Notes about The Poem

(01/14/16) Battling the rising everyday uphill climb, to reach the summit of a deep sigh. Perhaps the spider crawls away to safety, somewhere unseen.

Comments about Spider In The Drain by Susan Lacovara

  • Kelly Kurt (1/15/2016 2:17:00 PM)

    A great analogy (I have a poem entitled; spider in my sink) Keep the struggle alive, Susan (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 14, 2016

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