Webs – Matthew Meredith

I will brush him away at some point, maybe…

A big thanks to Matthew Meredith for his vivid contribution to Voices and the poetry competition. Matthew is an electrician from Kent who has a keen interest in poetry. We are sure everyone will be able to relate to Matthew’s reflective and thought-provoking offering, and we really appreciate his kind participation with our project.


The spider’s web straddles the mirror
on my car door.  All clingy and sticky, It billows
Slightly when I drive. I will brush him away
at some point, maybe, though he’s really no trouble.

Perhaps the greatest thing we can do
Is pay attention to what can be saved
and realistic enough
with what can’t.

Taking that cardboard box, with its
weightless contents to a woman in a car park,
who knew about these things.
The bat that clung to those brown velvet curtains.

All those years ago.
Handing it over and
before we left, brushing
that billowing web off the door mirror.

Then driving home.

Matthew Meredith, 40, Kent

Did you enjoy this poem? Why not visit Maggie’s website at: Maggie’s Centre Nottingham to find out more about their exceptional work and/or make a donation. Do you have a poem you would like to submit to Voices? Feel free to do so by email at: voicespoetry@outlook.com or via the ‘Contact’ page on this site.

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