As the morning light came through a crack in the curtains,
it illuminated the fine thread of the spider’s web.
A spider, not wanting to be conspicuous,
remained in the shadow of the curtain –
ready to devour any unsuspecting fly caught in its web.
All that was caught in the web at that moment in time
was light –
in tandem –
a wondrous prism.
Who would think that light from the sun,
an entity just as carnivorous as a hungry spider,
consuming all that gets too close;
could produce anything as miraculous as a prismatic spectra of colour -
when caught in a web.
What could compare but the spider’s web itself?
Light envelops everything that’s caught it its rays,
just as the spider envelops everything that’s caught in its web.