Tales From The Town #93: Poems From Minor Characters

#1: The Spider

scuttling across ceilings
spitting at me
all my splendid children
demand to be free

#2: The Cat

only in sleep
are we truly ourselves
and no one is themself
more often than me

#3: A Crow

you cannot
you will not

#4: David

My beard is like a tangled bush
filled with cobwebs
and bees
rotting fruit
and sparrow’s nests
crisp packets, carrier bags
and old coke cans
turned pink over time
by rain
and sun

#5: The Ghost In The Well

I am no longer alive
and you are not yet dead
but give it time
and we’ll be together again



1. The Spider was written on May 20th, 2022
2. The Cat was written on June 4th, 2022
3. A Crow was written on January 3rd, 2023
4. David was written on May 10th, 2022
5. The Ghost In The Well was written on November 11th, 2022


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