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Encounter with Spideress

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Encounter with Spideress

Marvel at her  huge size,
 the stuff of nightmares, 
motionless she hangs
 in the center of a universe
of her own emission. 
Her legs, segmented, like stalks 
of grass, test vibration

Hanging orb-like above
  a tiny male  that awaits
 his destined peril- 
 because to devour a mate is not
exclusive to  the Black Widow.

Another male in-waiting,
 at the web's perimeter,
 came too late. His will be
a different fate
 to pine for an encounter, 
he’s far better off without.

Her ‘itsy- bitsy’ children
 exist  like tiny drops of mercury
 hanging from  single threads 
 Let's hope  she  mistakes their motion
 for a breeze. 
Danger - their only option 

They are scavengers of tiny bugs
from the woven edges of her den
until they have size enough 
to set forth on the wind
Knowing they will grow 
to be like her.

No question!

Copyright © Suzanne Delaney

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  1. Date: 6/20/2013 4:32:00 PM
    You took the spider theme to a whole new level !!! yikes!! and thanks so much Suz for the honor you placed on my miracle little web weaver......I am pleased you liked it!! Thanks so much!

  1. Date: 6/15/2013 9:52:00 PM
    Great piece about the black widow, the most spoken about spider. We have the red back here, same breed same poison, but they don't grow big webs just get in the corners...thank you for your read, I enjoyed very much