A black widow spider spins a silk thread
into a near-transparent dream catcher
filling her with joy and her meals with dread.
A very cunning, deadly flycatcher
ready to pounce and mummify her food
she lies in wait like a body snatcher.
Any damaged web gets quickly renewed
with her sticky silk, resetting her trap,
so struggling insects remain firmly glued.
She secures victims in a woven wrap
ensuring they remain alive and fresh
until she sups, draining them of their sap.
Liquefying bugs entangled in mesh,
she flaunts a scarlet hourglass belly patch
and fangs that inject poison into flesh.
Males must escape sex soon as they detach,
for to this femme fatale, they're a fair catch.