Spider Web 4

Clay slabbed, shaped, and cooked, stacked offset
Buttered with sand and limestone wet
Grained, eccentric, crags of blocks
Silent wall a border makes
Without, within, sundering line
Shield and shelter, holding in
And holding back, time its foremost foe
Solace for the grand, succor for the small
Tendrilled tacky wisps laid down
Draw the eye to the breach
Safe within the cloister there
Wriggling out and darting in
My hidden heart struggles to be free.

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