Little Painty Spider

Little Painty Spider.
Your Mum and sibling
Escaped
To the white expanse
Above,
With its artexed craters
And valleys, to hide.
You though
Didn’t realise the
Yellow
Roller was coming your
Way…nor did I. Then.
Too late.
Nevermind. You are now
Truly part of the
Décor
As your kind have long
Hoped for.
Gone but not forgotten.

Little Painty Spider

Image: http://naturemoms.com/blog/2006/05/30/natural-ways-to-get-rid-of-spiders/
spider

Webbed

The torch beam

illuminates little

of the path

to the old garage.

I tentatively

make my way

through the sodden leaves

and up the

treacherous worn steps,

I watch for

signs of any slugs –

although they are not

my favourite creatures,

I don’t want

to make their lives more

miserable

on this joyless evening.

The garage is dark;

cobwebs trail

from my face and hand

as I open the door

and step into

the relative dry

of a dripping shelter.

I can feel

a hundred tiny

insect eyes

peering at me.

I quickly open

the chest freezer, grasp

the bread and leave them

to their feasting.

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