Mental Fly

Thanks to the magazine Raceme for publishing this poem in its No. 4 edition.
Watching a fly opened up the theme of mental entrapment – the way our thought-habits can keep us fettered, until we notice the ‘door’ …


Mental Fly

A fly buzzes against glass,
taps hard, scribbles and dots
up and down the window.

It can see all that blue beyond -
is called by it      it’s its nature
to fly.

But there’s this block
it knocks itself against over and over -
all that bombination, the energy spent
working the same old pane.

Such a shame when, with a sideways shift,
the wide-open-door offers exit.


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