Wednesday, January 18, 2012


The spider waits in its orb,
glitter in the woods.
A trapped fly
wrapped in a shroud

of web.  Miles above,
contrails.  Below,

a kettle of vultures,
mass of black flags
against blue sky.

About Barbara Brooks:
Barbara Brooks, author of “The Catbird Sang” chapbook, is a member of Poet Fools . She has had work accepted in Hospital Drive, Margie Review, Broken Plate, and Third Wednesday, online at Marco Polo, Earthborne Online, and Poetry Quarterly among others.  She is a retired physical therapist and lives in Hillsborough, N.C.

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