Daddy Long Legs

by Aidan Andrew Dun

Study in the exhausted
summer where sapphires
die in spider-webs
a sun-dried skeleton:
daddy-long-legs
expired in the arbour.

Wrapped lovingly
around a wisteria pod’s
green torpedo of seasonal
exit, clockwork death’s
beautiful coffin-shaped
mother-ship of final
transportation

He offers a small
passionate testament:
something makes
created things cohere.
(Always another world
nearer than near.)

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