Sunday, March 9, 2014

POEM: Spyder



One for nature’s femme fatale:



Spyder


Patient spider,
plain-sight hider,
eavesdrops
down her
slender thread.


She’s a lover
of the undercover,
and any bug
to cross her
ends up dead.


©2014 Steven Withrow, all rights reserved

8 comments:

Author Amok said...

Wonderful opening stanza -- what great rhythm you have in these images.

laurasalas said...

Oh, that first stanza--eavesdrops down her slender thread. Fantastic!

Liz Steinglass said...

Me too. I absolutely love the first stanza.

Matt Forrest Esenwine said...

Very nice!

Ruth said...

I love the dark tone of the second stanza.

Buffy Silverman said...

Love that "plain-sight hider" and the eavesdropping--wonderful images!

Bridget Magee said...

You've captured this arachnid femme fatale perfectly! Bravo! = )

Frumpet1 said...

This is an excellent poem! An eavesdropping spider, how utterly fantastic.