Jack Butler

Lights Out

        Iím sitting up late in May in Arkansas.
A spider prowls the floor. 

        Iím closing in on what Iím hunting for,
a phrase as sweet as music, hard as law. 

        The spider hunts in my synthetic day.
His shadow jigs three times his size,

        confusion of blotted Wís.
I cannot think of what I meant to say.


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(photo by Kathie George)