Clutching at Straws

Alone in a room with six panes
of tall glass framing terracotta
rooftops, and a tower,
I skim the sky for signs and art
while trees do their thing –
no discernible drama –
while warm winds whip First
Water into storms they
say may be the end
of us one day.
I could probably do more
than think about food
and Google, is Jonah Hill
married?
Still, I gotta thing going
on with this spider I
know, and maybe
that counts for
something.

Jessica O. Neill is a writer of poems, stories, scripts and copy, currently based in London, UK. Her second film, Green Hills – a documentary about love and loss – is currently in post-production. Her first, The Escape – a short made in tribute to the memory of her father – can be viewed online.
Website: www.hummingbirdcopy.com
Twitter: @jessolivianeill / @GreenHillsJA

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