She Knows What She's Doing

She weaves her tangled little web;
it’s riddled with the decay of deceit
She tries to cover the deception
with the glittery fibers of fallacy

The trail she’s on is the road to destruction
A compost of corruption treads underfoot
Can’t she see the darkness closing in?
How long can she keep straight
where the lies end

and where they begin?
There’s a bird in a cage that watches
with awe as she winds and weaves her trap
Each thread, each stitch, he carefully eyes
while whistling a gloom-filled tune

She hears his song. She plots and plans
to shut that damn bird up
With one eye on her foe
and the other on her folly, she proceeds
to weave her shiny little trap

In circles she crafts her intricate web
spinning farther from the heart
with each step
Every fiber is looped with care;
the intricate pattern’s a sight to behold
if she may say so herself

What’s this? Her threads have come loose;
she’s sinking within her own web
The sticky fibers begin to cling
They’re suffocating her. Buried alive,
no one can help her now

She Knows What She's Doing

Jenifer DeBellis

Dryden, United States

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Oh, the tangled webs we weave! Do they ever really deceive? This poem was inspired by watching the weavers in my life.

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