The Fabric of Life: An Observation

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The fabric of life of late has frayed
Lost is the self-edge that should waylay it
Warped and teased with covert intent to unravel
According to those who conspiracies see
No longer a cloth to support the living
Now more a winding-sheet for the dead
The fabric of life comprises less of spirit
And more of diets, tissues and fears
Comprises less of community
And more of distance, arm’s length, keep away
Comprises less of social cohesions
And more of social suspicions
The fabric of life requires a new spinner
Who is older and wiser with solutions tried if never tested
It requires a clipper with sharp shears
To snip the snags before they grow and undo us
The fabric of life, with chain-stitched seams
Will yet contain us. We pray.


131 words written for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt: Fabric

About crispina kemp

Spinner of Asaric and Mythic tales
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34 Responses to The Fabric of Life: An Observation

  1. Dale says:

    Brilliant, Crispina.

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  2. This “raw” material rubs the right way. Warm homespun. Lots of truths woven in there.

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  3. A very apt poem for the trying times πŸ™‚

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  4. A very relevant post. Great take on the prompt, Crispina.

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  5. Sadje says:

    This is so well started.

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  6. Jen Goldie says:

    Beautifully written Crispina. πŸ’œ

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  7. A beautifully written poem Crispina, I love the way you’ve woven (!) the weaving imagery throughout.

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