Mostly I'd like to be a spider web

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A poem by C.T. Salazar

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Months--Poetry
Poetry

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en-US

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CT Salazar_Spider web.pdf

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Note on transcription: This transcription may not reflect the poetic form established by the poet. Please refer to the PDF file of this poem available in the Files section for proper formatting.

Mostly I'd like to be a spider web

For Charissa

because in the rain I’d look like a cracked window
without a church to belong to. You could look

through me and see the world in front of us.
One time, my ex-lovers made a road of tongues for me.
I took my shoes off to feel the song a little better,

and cut a note short with each step.

I want to tell you how many churches
I’ve been building to praise little things that deserve
more than their few seconds of existence.

Like the time I opened the door, smelled hibiscus
perfume and knew you were home.

Like the time a child told me there was a God
and because he was smiling, I believed him.

Mostly, I’d like to be a spider web to feel you walk through.
To see if you’ll take me with you, despite the spider I bring.

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CT Salazar_Spider web.jpg
CT Salazar_Spider web.pdf

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C.T. Salazar, “Mostly I'd like to be a spider web,” Mississippi State University Libraries, accessed October 3, 2023, https://msstate-exhibits.libraryhost.com/items/show/2265.

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