This is to be read slowly, savored. An excellent explanation of the mythology as well.

sonja benskin mesher

(thanks to Tim Iliffe for the prompt, the work……)

Room One.

. red thread .


we did not know  the red thread of fate,              tied readily .

tied with inevitable red  or                       bloody rags again.

a meditation on thread, mediation of red,    i dream of you.

clearly your clothes remain the same, worn,           washed,


your ideas come different.

be well in your mending, despite the pain,    raddled cotton .

pin  to hold life again.


 The red string of fate, also referred to as the red thread of destiny, red thread of fate, and other variants, is an East Asian belief originating from Chinese legend and is also used in Japanese legend. According to this myth, the gods tie a red cord around the ankles of those that are to meet one another in a certain situation or…

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