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Glissandra spins gossamer nets
Of sticky white webbing that gets
Her all the captives she needs:
Her spider-string oozes like sap,
The unicorns step in her trap—
Soon they will serve as her steeds.

Glissandra rides out from her lair,
The wind singing tunes in her hair,
Unicorn under her thighs;
With spider-web stirrups and reins,
Glissandra rides hillside and plains
Under the thunder-split skies.

She gallops the high road to town,
But gates in the walls clatter down,
Sentries with crossbows appear—
“Turn back, pretty rider, turn back”
The sentinel cries through the black:
Darts whistle close to her ear.

Glissandra returns to her nest,
Resuming what she knows the best,
Weaving her webs—her life’s chore!
But sometimes she pines for the life
Of being some villager’s wife—
No one wants her—as before!

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  1. Date: 4/7/2010 10:53:00 AM
    excellent!!! no wonder one of the top places! congrats :)------Ell

  1. Date: 3/23/2010 5:18:00 AM
    What a grand imagination you have, Steve, Congratulations on your success in The Life Of A Fictitious Person contest sponsored by: Matt Caliri Smiles, Dane Ann

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 5:32:00 PM
    Great writing and great win. Congratulations Joyce

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 5:07:00 PM
    This is a magnificent, compelling poem! Congrats on your win in the contest! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 5:07:00 PM
    Clever writing Steve Congrats

  1. Date: 3/22/2010 12:21:00 PM
    What a great imagination you have! Congratulations on your win in Matt's contest, Steve! ~ Love, Carrie

  1. Date: 3/21/2010 10:31:00 PM
    congrats one your very imaginative poem :D