Chris Walsh (chris_walsh) wrote,
Chris Walsh

Now my own poem, this one about spiders

I like adding to the poetry in the world, in my own way, so:

Spiders in the Home
by Christopher Walsh, 2/17/21-2/22/21

I wave to spiders.
They've earned the wave:
They quietly add to the net good of a place,
Finding corners, ceilings and overhangs where they spin and weave
And wait.
Eventually, they feed.
Meantime: beauty and symmetry in their webs,
In themselves,
— an alien symmetry those of us with two legs may find surprising
But beauty and symmetry nonetheless.
They even have personalities:
Maybe you'll see them.
At least, you'll see them travel,
Sometimes fast,
In rooms far bigger to them than us.
I look out for spiders
(Moving them, occasionally, when needed)
Then wave,
Pretending they and I can relate.

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