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Spider songs

Blades of grass, wet under foot, insect eyes  
Dusk, offset by the cricket orchestra 
Muted and receding into the trees and bushes,
Tickled by the wind, rattling snake tail wind 
While we may be in the company of wolves,
A long legged friend is late for the party 

Eyes, little iridescent stars 
Attending to each one, and look there, 
There she is, making the most beautiful geometry 
Parallels within the octagons, pulling silks
An arm for every task, little perpetual motion machine

Is that the Queen of the Night under the rusted iron? 
A forlorn lady, black patent leather, kill a man, maybe two 
With her danger red symmetry, oozing with youth 
And a penchant for paralysis, no one can resist her wine

Then there's the hall of cob webs, threadbare handkerchiefs
Left by ladies who exhausted all of their company 
To be a spectacle under the moon, in the wood pile 
Dressed up in the finest furs, all earth tones 
Stepping out to introduce themselves in girlish droves 

Venus of another sort, these little cursed jezebels 
Hovering on the skin of the water, or on the red brick wall 
Must frequent every happy corner, and slip away at a moment's notice
A real lady always knows when to say goodnight
Such graceful exits through cement cracks
Back to the parlor, to glow in the dark 
And they become spiders again 




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  1. Date: 8/13/2013 4:19:00 PM
    Are you coming back Jeremy?

  1. Date: 6/1/2013 6:19:00 PM
    Missing you. Hope all is well. Take care SuZ

  1. Date: 5/27/2013 12:33:00 PM
    Hello Jeremy, stopping by to say hi... xox~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 2:16:00 PM
    I'd like to be a spider now.

  1. Date: 5/20/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Very well done Jeremy! Loved the 3rd stanza for I was bitten by a black widow as a youngster. Thanks for your commit on my poetry. I'll keep looking forward to reading more of your works.

  1. Date: 5/16/2013 7:49:00 AM
    I see this one made it too the top 100. Well done

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 8:46:00 PM
    I don't like spiders, but i sure do love your poem. and Like a real lady I'm saying goodnight... Hugs~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:37:00 PM
    Great write. Excellent read.

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 1:20:00 PM
    This is awesome Jeremy!

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 7:18:00 AM
    grad school, huh? I wish you great luck. I never wanted to go that far, but I probably should have!!!

  1. Date: 5/13/2013 6:02:00 AM
    Hi Jeremy, this was a real treat to read. Lots of interwoven images and metophors here.

  1. Date: 5/12/2013 7:00:00 PM
    Fantastic! I love the complexity of the piece, the imagery. Very nice... Jack

  1. Date: 5/2/2013 4:51:00 PM
    I've returned to read again, just like an old returning friend, have a great evening Jeremy, my thoughts are with you xxx

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:32:00 PM
    A fav xxx

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 1:27:00 PM
    The use of words really give a stinging accent to the piece... the rhythm is crisp and flows with creepy, mysterious appeal of widowed thoughts.... superbly scribed!..:) huggs!

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:32:00 PM
    I've been reading a lot of spider poems lately, and I must say yours is incredibly interesting. Especially the comparison between the wolves... you zoom down to something so small, when something as dangerous as wolves are coming at you. Your descriptions were literary treats, and I liked how I had no idea where it was heading...

  1. Date: 4/28/2013 12:56:00 AM
    VERY creatiive work here, Jeremy. Just for being the best poem I saw tonight so far, I fave thee!!! This is most unusual and I am wondering if it is also for that contest using lots of description?

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 4:34:00 PM
    Very entertaining and interesting at the same time. Nice visual creepy ending I enjoyed it alot.

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 10:28:00 AM
    WOW. This is spectacular. Love the metaphor between the ladies and the spiders

  1. Date: 4/27/2013 5:22:00 AM
    Great work that you have penned..Great poetic quality..Sara

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